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Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 11:39 PM MDT on September 19, 2014

Expires 2:45 AM EDT on September 20, 2014


The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southeastern Eddy County in southeast New Mexico...

* until 530 am MDT

* at 1131 PM MDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected
storms with very heavy rain capable of flash flooding from Malaga
to Salt Lake. Rainfalls rates near 1.5 inches an hour are estimated by
radar. This area has had 4 to 7 inches of rain in the last 2 days.

* Locations in the warning include but are not limited to Salt
Lake... Malaga... Otis... Loving.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. Act quickly if flooding is observed. Move to
higher ground. Turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 3251 10373 3200 10372 3201 10429 3201 10468
      3252 10411




647 PM MDT Fri Sep 19 2014

The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Eddy County in southeast New Mexico...

* until 1245 am MDT

* at 640 PM MDT... local law enforcement report numerous County
Road closures across Eddy County due to the very heavy rain
that fell Friday morning and Friday afternoon. Roads closed
include... County Road 724 White City Road... .County Road 408
Dark Canyon... County Road 31 Lakewood... County Road 418
Washington ranch at Black River.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flash flooding of creeks and streams... streets and underpasses... low
water crossings... and low lying farmland is likely. Do not drive
across flooded roads.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely.


Lat... Lon 3210 10484 3233 10484 3294 10481 3295 10383
      3275 10382 3262 10383 3252 10382 3252 10374
      3245 10375 3203 10374 3201 10390 3202 10405
      3202 10447 3203 10482




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 1:41 PM MDT on September 19, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on September 20, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast New Mexico and Texas... including the
following areas... in southeast New Mexico... central Lea
County... Eddy County plains... Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy
County... northern Lea County and southern Lea County. In
Texas... Andrews... Borden... Crane... Davis/Apache Mountains
area... Dawson... Ector... Gaines... Glasscock... Guadalupe
Mountains... Howard... Loving... Martin... Midland... Mitchell...
Pecos... Reagan... Reeves County and upper trans Pecos...
Scurry... Upton... Van Horn and Highway 54 corridor... Ward and
Winkler.

* Through Saturday morning

* abundant moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Odile will
continue to move into the region. An additional 1 to 2 inches
of rain is possible in the watch area through tonight... with
isolated amounts of 3 to 5 inches.

* Flooding of creeks... arroyos... low water crossings and city
streets will be possible.

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.






Local Storm Report



09/18/2014 1130 PM

3 miles WSW of Whites City, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Event occurred on Whites City Road 0.9 miles ENE of
            Carlsbad caverns visitor center. Two vehicles were
            involved. Driver of first vehicle self-extricated. Driver
            of second vehicle swam to safety... passenger of second
            vehicle is missing.





09/19/2014 0959 am

4 miles NE of Lakewood, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            20 feet of running water through low water crossing on
            Lake Road and 4 mile Arroyo.





09/19/2014 0750 am

7 miles SW of Whites City, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            U.S. 62/180 at mile marker 9 closed due to high water.





09/19/2014 0750 am

S Whites City, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            The New Mexico State Police reported Highway 62/180 is
            closed due to high water approximately 7 miles southwest
            of Whites City.





09/18/2014 0645 am

Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by law enforcement.


            Several roads closed on the south side of Carlsbad.


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Minnesota - Special Statement
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