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Flood Advisory over and downstream from Silver Fire burn scar

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  NORTHEASTERN GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...
  WEST CENTRAL SIERRA COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

* UNTIL 700 PM MDT

* AT 455 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. DOPPLER
  RADAR ESTIMATED ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS MOVING OVER AND     
  WEST OF THE SILVER FIRE BURN SCAR. RADAR ESTIMATES OF RAINFALL   
  RATES FROM .5 TO .75 INCHES PER HOUR.


* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  SAN LORENZO...
  GEORGETOWN...
  EMORY PASS...
  COONEY...
  CAMP THUNDERBIRD...
  SHERMAN...
  SAN JUAN...
  FIERRO...
  MIMBRES...
  BEAR CANYON LAKE...
  IRON CREEK CAMPGROUND...
  ROCKY CANYON CAMPGROUND...

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS AND NEAR LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

STORMS ARE MOVING SLOWLY TO THE SOUTH SOUTHWEST UNDER 10 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF .5 TO .8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE
ADVISORY AREA.

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO
CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

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