Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch:
Issued at: 7:33 am MDT on September 21, 2014, expires at: 6:00 PM MDT on September 22, 2014
- The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued an
- urban and Arroyo Flood Advisory for... central Luna County in south central New Mexico...
- until 1030 am MDT
- at 731 am MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated an area of heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler radar estimated that slow moving showers have produced one to two inches of rain over portions of the advisory area with additional rain expected.
- Locations impacted include... Deming... sunshine... Akela... Spring Canyon State Park... Rock Hound State Park... Runoff from this rainfall will cause minor flooding to occur... especially along small streams and near low water crossings. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Excessive rainfall can quickly turn dry desert washes and arroyos into raging rivers...even in areas far from where rain has fallen. Do not attempt to cross flooded arroyos. Swiftly moving water can carve deep channels in previously shallow washes...and water can be much deeper than it appears. If your Route becomes cut off by flooded arroyos...wait for flood waters to recede. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially 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. Lat...Lon 3240 10737 3208 10733 3203 10779 3241 10784 Gnl 621 am MDT sun Sep 21 2014 The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued an
- urban and Arroyo Flood Advisory for... northeastern Luna County in south central New Mexico... southwestern Sierra County in north central New Mexico...
- until 915 am MDT
- at 619 am MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area. Doppler radar estimated three quarters of an inch to an inch and half of rain has fallen in the past couple of hours.
- Locations impacted include... Hillsboro... Lake Valley... Lake valley in Sierra County... Nutt... Kingston... Uvas Valley... Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause minor flooding to occur...especially along small streams and near low water crossings. Precautionary/preparedness actions... In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially 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. Lat...Lon 3306 10783 3294 10735 3240 10730 3241 10775 3261 10777 3261 10764 3263 10774 3273 10771 3278 10772 3279 10775 3284 10775 3286 10778 3295 10777 3296 10782 Gnl 350 am MDT sun Sep 21 2014 ...Flash Flood Watch in effect through Monday afternoon... The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has issued a
- Flash Flood Watch 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...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/Mimbres basin...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 Monday afternoon
- scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur over the affected area through Monday afternoon. 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.