El Paso

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 11:48 PM MDT on September 17, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM MDT on September 19, 2014
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday evening... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of nm and TX...including the following areas...in nm...central Tularosa basin...east slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet...Otero Mesa...Sacramento Mountains above 7500 feet...southern Tularosa basin 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 Thursday evening
  • scattered showers and thunderstorms today with moderate to heavy rain. An area-wide increase in rain coverage tonight through Thursday as the remnants of Odile move across from the west.
  • Normally dry arroyos...streams...and river could be quickly filled with fast moving water...mud and debris. Low water crossings will likely become impassable. Several rivers will likely reach bankfull and rise above flood stage. Flooding of 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. Rogash

Flash Flood Warning:

Issued at: 11:37 PM MDT on September 17, 2014, expires at: 5:30 AM MDT on September 18, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a
  • Flash Flood Warning for... El Paso County in southwest Texas... Hudspeth County in southwest Texas... south central Dona Ana County in south central New Mexico...
  • until 530 am MDT Thursday/630 am CDT/
  • at 1128 PM MDT/1228 am CDT/...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area.
  • Locations impacted include... Mission Valley... east El Paso... northeast El Paso... west El Paso... Sunland Park... Horizon City... Fabens... central El Paso... Sierra Blanca... Fort Hancock... Colonia del paso... lake way estates... Franklin Mountains State Park... Quitman canyon... Emergency flood operations continue. The heavy rainfall will slowly abate and move eastward tonight however the effects of this serious flooding in terms of Road closures and overall damage will persist overnight into the early morning hours. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. If flash flooding is observed act quickly. Do not enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground to escape flood waters. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban drainage basins...highways...streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying areas. Continue to monitor weather and Road conditions via NOAA Weather Radio and the TV and radio media along with social media. Lat...Lon 3103 10559 3109 10562 3115 10577 3138 10600 3139 10609 3146 10621 3174 10641 3178 10667 3197 10675 3197 10495 3064 10494

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