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New Mexico, Northern Dona Ana County

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:31 PM MDT on September 16, 2014

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on September 19, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through midnight Thursday
night...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* southwest and south central New Mexico. Included are
Hidalgo... Grant... Sierra... Luna... Dona Ana... and Otero counties
in New Mexico. Of special concern will be western Sierra and
eastern Grant counties with excessive runoff from the Black
Range and the mountains of the Gila.

* Through Thursday evening

* several bands of heavy rain are expected ahead of the actual
passage of Odile tonight. Wednesday night and through Thursday
the remnants of Odile are expected to move in from the west to
bring another period of widespread heavy rainfall.

* Normally dry arroyos... streams... and river could be quickly
filled with fast moving water... mud and debris. Low water
crossings will likely become impassable. Several rivers will
likely reach bankful and rise above flood stage. Flooding of
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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