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Flood watch this afternoon and tonight 081314

Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
1001 Am Mdt Wed Aug 13 2014

...High Moisture Levels In The Atmosphere Could Lead To Heavy
Rainfall And Areas Of Flooding This Afternoon And Tonight...

.The Atmosphere Remains Quite Moist Across The Region Today. With
Moderate To High Instability Persisting...Thunderstorms Will
Develop By This Afternoon. Some Of These Thunderstorms Will
Produce Heavy Rainfall With The Potential For Flash Flooding. The
Area West Of The Rio Grande Looks Particularly Good For Flood
Potential As A Trough Of Low Pressure Aloft Over Eastern Arizona
Will Slowly Drift Over Western New Mexico This Afternoon.

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-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Including The Cities Of...Gila Hot Springs...Buckhorn...
Mule Creek...Cliff...Silver City...Lake Roberts...Kingston...
Fort Bayard...Mimbres...Faywood...Hurley...Grant County Airport...
Antelope Wells...Cloverdale...Deming...Columbus...Hillsboro...
Winston...Truth Or Consequences...Derry...Spaceport...Garfield...
Hatch...Radium Springs...Las Cruces...Vado...Sunland Park
1001 Am Mdt Wed Aug 13 2014

...Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through This Evening...

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...Eastern Black Range Foothills...Lowlands Of The
Bootheel...Northern Dona Ana County...Sierra County
Lakes...Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley...Southern Gila
Foothills/Mimbres Valley...Southern Gila Highlands/Black
Range...Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley...Southwest
Desert/Mimbres Basin...Uplands Of The Bootheel And Upper Gila
River Valley. Flooding Is Possible Today Along Arroyos...Small
Streams...And Low Water Crossings. Also Ponding Or Swift Moving
Water Of Significant Depth Is Possible In Urban Areas.

* Until Midnight Tonight.

* Numerous Areas Of Rainfall Of One-Half To One Inch Of Rain Are
Likely...With A Few Areas Of One To Two Inches Possible.

* Normally Dry Arroyos And Streams Could Be Quickly Filled With
Fast Moving Water...Mud And Debris. Low Water Crossing
Roadways Could Become Impassable. Flooding Of Poorly Drained
Streets And Intersections Is Possible For Urban Areas.

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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