Sierra

Special Statement:

Issued at: 6:23 PM MDT on August 1, 2014, expires at: 7:15 PM MDT on August 01, 2014
  • ...Strong thunderstorms threatening eastern Grant...northwestern Luna and extreme southwestern Sierra counties through 715 PM MDT... At 616 PM MDT...National Weather Service meteorologists were tracking a strong thunderstorm 6 miles southeast of San Lorenzo...moving southwest at 5 mph. Hail up to one-half inch in diameter and wind gusts up to 50 mph are expected with this storm...along with heavy rain and frequent dangerous lightning. Locations impacted include... City of Rocks State Park... San Lorenzo... Sherman... San Juan... Faywood... Torrential rain may flood low lying areas such as ditches and underpasses. Do not drive your vehicle on a flooded roadway. Rainfall rates are estimated from .5 to .8 inches per hour. Lat...Lon 3227 10788 3246 10841 3283 10795 3274 10759 time...Mot...loc 0022z 025deg 4kt 3274 10787

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 5:55 PM MDT on August 1, 2014, expires at: 8:00 AM MDT on August 03, 2014
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning... The Flash Flood Watch continues 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 Sunday morning
  • widespread areas of rainfall of 1 to 3 inches...with a few areas possibly totaling 4-5 inches...through Sunday morning.
  • 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.
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