Cameron County, Texas
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Flash Flood Watch
TXZ248-252-253-255-210000-
/O.EXT.KBRO.FF.A.0004.000000T0000Z-140921T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ZAPATA-STARR-HIDALGO-INLAND CAMERON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ZAPATA...RIO GRANDE CITY...ROMA...
MCALLEN...EDINBURG...PHARR...MISSION...WESLACO...BROWNSVILLE...
HARLINGEN
111 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

* A PORTION OF DEEP SOUTH TEXAS...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...HIDALGO...INLAND CAMERON...STARR AND ZAPATA.

* UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE TROPICAL AIR REMAINS IN PLACE OVER
MUCH OF DEEP SOUTH TEXAS THIS MORNING. THE CONTINUED PRESENCE
OF THIS TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL MAINTAIN THE THREAT OF LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL FROM SLOW MOVING STRONG SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. SOME AREAS WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA COULD SEE RAINFALL TOTALS TODAY OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH
ISOLATED AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 3 TO 4 INCHES. THE COMBINATION
OF THE RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE MIDDLE AND LOWER RIO
GRANDE VALLEY AND THE POTENTIAL RAINFALL TODAY MAY PRODUCE
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING IN THE WATCH AREA. THE URBAN AREAS IN
HIDALGO AND INLAND CAMERON COUNTIES WILL BE ESPECIALLY
SUSCEPTIBLE TO LOCALIZED FLOODING IF HEAVY RAINS IMPACT THESE
AREAS.

* FLASH FLOODING COULD LEAD TO WATER COVERING ROADWAYS AND
INTERSECTIONS AND MAKING TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS. LOW LYING
AREAS COULD BY INUNDATED BY FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RESIDENTS...PARTICULARLY THOSE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS...AS WELL AS
THOSE LIVING NEAR SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS...SHOULD BE PREPARED
TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING OCCURS.

&&

$$





Flood Advisory
TXC061-215-201845-
/O.NEW.KBRO.FA.Y.0073.140920T1726Z-140920T1845Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
HIDALGO-CAMERON-
1226 PM CDT SAT SEP 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BROWNSVILLE HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR FLOODING OF POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS IN...
WESTERN CAMERON COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...OLMITO...VALLEY INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT...SAN BENITO...LA FERIA...HARLINGEN

EASTERN HIDALGO COUNTY IN DEEP SOUTH TEXAS.
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MERCEDES

* UNTIL 145 PM CDT

* AT 1222 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS INDICATED
RAINFALL RATES OF TWO INCHES PER HOUR FROM THUNDERSTORMS OVER
THE ADVISED AREA.

THUNDERSTORMS ALONG HIGHWAY 77/69E FROM OLMITO TO NORTHEAST OF
HARLINGEN TO DRIFT WESTWARD VERY SLOWLY. THE STORMS TO APPROACH OR
EVEN DEVELOP OVER INTERSTATE 2 BETWEEN HARLINGEN LA FERIA AND
MERCEDES. FLOODING OF THE FRONTAGE ROAD IS LIKELY WITH THE SLOW
MOVING STORMS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.
THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOU TO CROSS SAFELY.

DON'T BECOME A STATISTIC. TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN!

&&

LAT...LON 2614 9794 2636 9794 2630 9755 2599 9752

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