Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 4:13 am MDT on September 16, 2014, expires at: 12:00 AM MDT on September 18, 2014
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday evening... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
  • a portion of southern New Mexico from the Rio Grande Valley west.
  • Through Wednesday evening.
  • Even though Hurricane Odile is still well south of the area... moisture associated with the system is quickly spreading north and will move into the area throughout today. This moisture will help create numerous showers and embedded thunderstorms across the region through at least Wednesday night and likely through much of Thursday. The threat for heavy rains may lesson by Wednesday evening...but could increase again for Thursday as the actual remnants of Odile move across the area.
  • Normally dry arroyos and streams could be quickly filled with fast moving water...mud and debris. Low water crossing roadways could become impassable. 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. Hefner

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