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Flood advisory, with heavy rains moving into Burros

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX
336 PM MDT THU AUG 29 2013

GRANT NM-HIDALGO NM-
336 PM MDT THU AUG 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO HAS ISSUED AN

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...
  NORTHWESTERN HIDALGO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO...


* UNTIL 630 PM MDT

* AT 334 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED   
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS NORTHERN HIDALGO COUNTY
WHICH WERE BEGINNING TO SPREAD INTO PARTS OF CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY.
DOPPLER   RADAR ESTIMATED RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR
WITH SOME OF THESE STORMS.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  ROAD FORKS...
  STEINS...
  REDROCK...

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE LORDSBURG AREA UNTIL
515 PM.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY TO SPREAD INTO THE BURRO MOUNTAINS IN THE
NEXT HOUR...WITH HEAVY RAIN AFFECTING THE ROAD BETWEEN RED ROCK AND
US-180.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. TURN AROUND... DON'T DROWN.

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