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Flash Flood Warning:

Issued at: 4:15 PM MDT on September 22, 2014, expires at: 4:45 PM MDT on September 22, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a
  • Flash Flood Warning for... central Dona Ana County in south central New Mexico...
  • until 615 PM MDT
  • at 414 PM MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area. Radar shows up to 2 inches of rain have fallen.
  • Locations impacted include... Leasburg... Las Cruces... East Mesa... talavera... San Miguel... San Miguel in Dona Ana County... Fairacres... Corralitos... White Sands main Post... Vado... Lookout Peak... Twin Peaks... Aguirre Springs... Soledad Canyon... Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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. Lat...Lon 3251 10641 3209 10640 3210 10727 3242 10728 Rogash 300 PM MDT Mon Sep 22 2014 The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a
  • Flash Flood Warning for... extreme southwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico... northwestern El Paso County in southwest Texas... southeastern Dona Ana County in south central New Mexico...
  • until 700 PM MDT
  • at 254 PM MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated redevelopment a cluster of slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall over the Franklin Mountains and portions of northeast El Paso. Some of this rain will drain west over portions of northwest El Paso causing Arroyo flooding west of the franklins. However bigger impacts are expected east of the Franklin Mountains over northeast El Paso where 3 to 5 inches of rain fell earlier today. Ground is saturated and catch basins are full. Any additional rain will be quick to run off and cause flash flooding. More life-threatening flash flooding of arroyos...washes... urban drainages...and low lying areas is possible this afternoon. Seek High Ground if you are in the vicinity of heavy rain.
  • Locations impacted include... northeast El Paso... west El Paso... Chaparral... Anthony... Anthony Gap... Westway... Vinton... Fort Bliss... Canutillo... Franklin Mountains State Park... Lat...Lon 3206 10617 3177 10624 3185 10660 3202 10662 Bird 233 PM MDT Mon Sep 22 2014 ...Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for northwestern Dona Ana and south central Sierra counties until 445 PM MDT... At 232 PM MDT...thunderstorms had diminished over the warning area. However...significant runoff is continuing to cause flooding around little Greenhorn creek...and Trujillo Canyon. Highway 187 is closed due to flooding at these locations...near mile markers 15 and 23. Locations impacted include... Garfield... Derry... Arrey... Water levels are likely to slowly recede over the next hour. However...thunderstorms have also affected the east slopes of the Black Range...and this will likely result in another wave of flooding in this area several hours from now. Additional advisories or warnings may need to be issued after 4 PM. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. Lat...Lon 3286 10714 3275 10713 3273 10730 3275 10740 3280 10748 3290 10750 3291 10738 3284 10726 Hardiman

Special Statement:

Issued at: 3:30 PM MDT on September 22, 2014, expires at: 4:45 PM MDT on September 22, 2014
  • ...Thunderstorms increasing over central Dona Ana County and the southern Tularosa basin... At 330 PM MDT...thunderstorms were increasing in coverage across the area. The most intense storms were just west of U.S. Highway 54...but thunderstorms were beginning to develop in a ring surrounding Las Cruces. People in Las Cruces should stay aware of the weather...as thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall may develop in the city over the next hour...which may lead to flash flooding. Lat...Lon 3248 10730 3266 10597 3208 10594 3192 10729 Hardiman

Flash Flood Warning:

Issued at: 3:00 PM MDT on September 22, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM MDT on September 22, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a
  • Flash Flood Warning for... extreme southwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico... northwestern El Paso County in southwest Texas... southeastern Dona Ana County in south central New Mexico...
  • until 700 PM MDT
  • at 254 PM MDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated redevelopment a cluster of slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall over the Franklin Mountains and portions of northeast El Paso. Some of this rain will drain west over portions of northwest El Paso causing Arroyo flooding west of the franklins. However bigger impacts are expected east of the Franklin Mountains over northeast El Paso where 3 to 5 inches of rain fell earlier today. Ground is saturated and catch basins are full. Any additional rain will be quick to run off and cause flash flooding. More life-threatening flash flooding of arroyos...washes... urban drainages...and low lying areas is possible this afternoon. Seek High Ground if you are in the vicinity of heavy rain.
  • Locations impacted include... northeast El Paso... west El Paso... Chaparral... Anthony... Anthony Gap... Westway... Vinton... Fort Bliss... Canutillo... Franklin Mountains State Park... Lat...Lon 3206 10617 3177 10624 3185 10660 3202 10662 Bird

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 4:24 am MDT on September 22, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM MDT on September 23, 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.
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