Otero County, New Mexico
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Flash Flood Watch
NMZ401>417-TXZ418>424-240300-
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Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-Southern Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-
Western El Paso County-Eastern/Central El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs,
Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard,
Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg,
Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale,
Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, Winston, Truth Or Consequences,
Derry, Spaceport, Garfield, Hatch, Radium Springs, Las Cruces,
Vado, Sunland Park, Alamogordo, Tularosa, White Sands Monument,
Chaparral, Orogrande, White Sands Range Headquarters, Mescalero,
Timberon, Mountain Park, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, Apache Summit,
Mayhill, Pinon, Sacramento, Crow Flats, Downtown El Paso,
West El Paso, Upper Valley, East and Northeast El Paso, Socorro,
Fort Bliss, Hueco Tanks, Loma Linda, Cornudas, Dell City,
Salt Flat, Sierra Blanca, Fabens, Fort Hancock, Tornillo,
and Indian Hot Springs
1253 PM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of New Mexico and southwest
Texas, including the following areas, in New Mexico, 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 southwest Texas, 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.

* From 6 PM MDT this evening through late tonight

* Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will produce
locally heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding.

* Flooding may close roads and in isolated cases could get into
some buildings. If you witness flooding, immediately move to
higher ground.

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.

&&

$$

Flood Advisory
NMC035-240400-
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Otero NM-
704 PM MDT WED AUG 23 2017

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Northwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 1000 PM MDT

* At 704 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen just
west of High Rolls along Highway 82.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
High Rolls.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

&&

LAT...LON 3299 10583 3293 10583 3292 10592 3298 10593

$$

Flood Advisory
NMC035-240445-
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Otero NM-
740 PM MDT WED AUG 23 2017

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Northwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 1045 PM MDT

* At 739 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area. Up to an inch and a half of rain has already
fallen between High Rolls and Sunspot. Some of this water may
flow down toward Highway 54 and Alamogordo and Boles Acres.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Alamogordo...
and Boles Acres.

Additional rainfall of a half inch to 1 inch is expected over the
area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

&&

LAT...LON 3293 10582 3280 10582 3280 10600 3292 10597

$$

Flood Advisory
NMC013-035-240615-
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Otero NM-Dona Ana NM-
909 PM MDT WED AUG 23 2017

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
West central Otero County in south central New Mexico...
Northeastern Dona Ana County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 1215 AM MDT

* At 909 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in
the advisory area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
White Sands National Monument...
Northrup Landing...
and Jornada Range.

Additional rainfall of up to 1 inch is expected over the area. This
additional rain will result in minor flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

&&

LAT...LON 3305 10634 3282 10609 3256 10609 3250 10677
3288 10673

$$

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