Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch:
Issued at: 5:36 am MDT on September 22, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM MDT on September 23, 2014
- The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued an
- urban and Arroyo Flood Advisory for... southeastern Dona Ana County in south central New Mexico... west central El Paso County in southwest Texas...
- until 830 am MDT
- at 533 am MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated an area of heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler radar estimated that as much as an inch of rain had fallen in the past hour over portions of northeast El Paso and nearby areas. Additional rain is expected.
- Locations impacted include... northeast El Paso... Chaparral... central El Paso... Anthony Gap... Fort Bliss... Franklin Mountains State Park... Runoff from this rainfall will cause minor flooding to occur...especially along poorly drained streets and intersections. Ponding of water in low lying areas is possible. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause minor flooding of urban drainage basins...highways...streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying areas. Lat...Lon 3174 10641 3176 10645 3174 10649 3177 10653 3213 10653 3214 10637 3201 10638 3200 10633 3172 10638 Gnl 424 am MDT Mon Sep 22 2014 ...Flash Flood Watch now in effect through this evening... The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
- portions of nm and TX...including the following areas...in nm...central Tularosa basin...east slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet...eastern Black Range foothills...lowlands of the bootheel...northern Dona Ana County...Otero Mesa... Sacramento Mountains above 7500 feet...Sierra County lakes... southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley...southern Gila foothills/Mimbres valley...southern Gila Highlands/Black Range...southern Tularosa basin...southwest desert/lower Gila River valley...southwest desert/Mimbres basin...uplands of the bootheel...upper Gila River valley and west slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet. In TX...eastern/central El Paso County...northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains...Rio Grande Valley of eastern El Paso/western Hudspeth counties... Rio Grande Valley of eastern Hudspeth County...Salt Basin... southern Hudspeth Highlands and western El Paso County.
- Through this evening
- scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur over the affected area through midnight. Widespread rain amounts of 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts will fall on already saturated soil...resulting in considerable runoff.
- Normally dry arroyos...streams...and river could be quickly filled with fast moving water...mud and debris. Low water crossings will likely become impassable. Flooding of streets... homes and businesses in low lying and flood prone areas will be possible. Some flooding could become life threatening. People living in flood prone areas should be prepared to take action if rising water is seen. 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.