Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 3:42 PM MDT on September 18, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM MDT on September 19, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued an
  • urban and Arroyo Flood Advisory for... south central Luna County in south central New Mexico...
  • until 545 PM MDT
  • at 339 PM MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Radar estimated rainfall rates of 0.75 to 1.5 inches per hour across an area already saturated from previous rains.
  • Locations impacted include... Columbus... Hermanas... Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to occur...especially in normally dry arroyos...small streams and at low water crossings. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Additional rainfall amounts of 0.75 to 1.0 inches are possible in the advisory area. Low water crossings are dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. 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 3188 10755 3178 10754 3177 10759 3179 10810 3190 10810 Park 540 am MDT Thu Sep 18 2014 ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of nm and TX...including the following nm...Grant...Hidalgo...Luna...Sierra...Dona Ana and Otero counties and in TX...El Paso and Hudspeth counties.
  • Through this evening
  • scattered showers and thunderstorms today with moderate to heavy rain at times as the remnants of Odile move across the area 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 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.

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