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Flash Flood Watch tonight with 80% chance, tomorrow 30% chance and back to 60% on Thursday

FLOOD WATCH

Tonight through 6 a.m. tomorrow, scattered thuderstorms tomorrow afternoon and night and  from 9/12/2013 6:00 AM to 9/13/2013 6:00 AM MDT for Grant County
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
334 PM MDT TUE SEP 10 2013

...EXTENDED PERIOD OF HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL LEADS TO ELEVATED
FLASH FLOOD RISK ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS
TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY...


.A DEEP PLUME OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL BE CONCENTRATED OVER
THE BORDERLAND REGION BETWEEN A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO THE WEST
AND HIGH PRESSURE TO THE EAST. THE REGION WILL REMAIN UNDER AN
EXCEPTIONALLY MOIST AND MODERATELY UNSTABLE AIRMASS THROUGH
THURSDAY. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WE WILL SEE
NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND STORMS FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. MANY
LOCATIONS WILL SEE RAINFALL TOTALS THIS WEEK BETWEEN 1 AND 4
INCHES. FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL WILL INCREASE WITH CONTINUED AND
REPEATED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AS SOILS BECOME
SATURATED. DRIER AIR AND REDUCED STORM CHANCES AND COVERAGE ARE
EXPECTED BY THE END OF THE WEEK.


UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE-
SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY-LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GILA HOT SPRINGS...BUCKHORN...
MULE CREEK...CLIFF...SILVER CITY...LAKE ROBERTS...KINGSTON...
FORT BAYARD...MIMBRES...FAYWOOD...HURLEY...GRANT COUNTY AIRPORT...
LORDSBURG...REDROCK...VIRDEN...ANIMAS...HACHITA...
ANTELOPE WELLS...CLOVERDALE
334 PM MDT TUE SEP 10 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...LOWLANDS OF
  THE BOOTHEEL...SOUTHERN GILA FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY...
  SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK RANGE...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER
  GILA RIVER VALLEY...UPLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL AND UPPER GILA
  RIVER VALLEY.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* A LONG-DURATION EVENT WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND AN UNSTABLE
  ATMOSPHERE WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD AND NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 4 INCHES
  IS EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS MAY INCLUDE: MAJOR STREET FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN
  URBAN AREAS. FLOODING AND WASHOUTS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND
  UNDERPASSES. ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO DEEP STANDING WATER.
  POSSIBLE FLOODING OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. WET
  SOIL WILL MAKE TREES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOPPLING AND CAUSE
  POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA HAS
ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NM...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...LOWLANDS OF THE BOOTHEEL...SOUTHERN GILA
  FOOTHILLS/MIMBRES VALLEY...SOUTHERN GILA HIGHLANDS/BLACK
  RANGE...SOUTHWEST DESERT/LOWER GILA RIVER VALLEY...UPLANDS OF
  THE BOOTHEEL AND UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT

* A LONG-DURATION EVENT WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND AN UNSTABLE
  ATMOSPHERE WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD AND NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS
  AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 4 INCHES
  IS EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS MAY INCLUDE: MAJOR STREET FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN
  AREAS. FLOODING AND WASHOUTS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND
  UNDERPASSES. ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO DEEP STANDING WATER. POSSIBLE
  FLOODING OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. WET SOIL WILL
  MAKE TREES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOPPLING AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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