CHAVES County, New Mexico
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Flood Advisory
NMC005-290815-
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CHAVES-
1016 PM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
CENTRAL CHAVES COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO

* UNTIL 215 AM MDT

* AT 1012 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL REPEATEDLY
OVER THE SAME AREAS OVER WESTERN CHAVES COUNTY. THESE STORMS HAVE
THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AT RATES BETWEEN 1 AND 2 INCHES
PER HOUR. THIS HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT THE RIO HONDO...BERRENDO
CREEK...SALT CREEK...AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGES LEADING TO THE
PECOS RIVER. HIGHWAYS 70...285...AND 380 WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED...
INCLUDING ROSWELL.

* STRONG FLOWS AND HIGH WATER LEVELS ARE EXPECTED IN ARROYOS...SMALL
STREAMS AND OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS. RAPID RUNOFF CAN ALSO BE
EXPECTED IMMEDIATELY OVER AND DOWNSTREAM FROM WILDFIRE BURN SCARS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOTH LOCALIZED AND DISTANT HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CREATE DANGEROUS FLOWS
IN ARROYOS AND OVER LOW WATER CROSSINGS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE
THROUGH THESE WATERS. WATER IN ARROYOS MAY TRAVEL MANY MILES AND TAKE
HOURS TO REACH YOUR LOCATION FROM UPSTREAM RAIN AREAS.

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 3323 10490 3331 10490 3331 10488 3366 10490
3399 10489 3400 10422 3347 10435 3323 10431

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