Flash Flood Watch:
Issued at: 4:55 am MDT on July 31, 2014, expires at: 8:00 AM MDT on August 02, 2014
- ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 8 am MDT this morning through Saturday morning... The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has expanded the
- Flash Flood Watch to include portions of nm and TX...including the following areas...in nm...lowlands of the bootheel... southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley...southwest desert/lower Gila River valley...southwest desert/Mimbres basin...uplands of the bootheel and upper Gila River valley. 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.
- Saturated soil conditions from previous rains combined with expected heavy rainfall over the next 3 days will generate excessive rain runoff with a potential for flash flooding along drainages...small streams...arroyos and low lying areas.
- Widespread areas of rainfall of 1 to 3 inches...with a few areas possibly totaling 4-5 inches...through Saturday night.
- 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.