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New Mexico, Eddy County Plains

Flood Warning

Statement as of 3:10 AM CDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 7:15 AM EDT on September 25, 2014


... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major/record severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Pecos River below Carlsbad 2e, below Dark Canyon.
* Until this evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2am Monday the stage was 18.3 feet (5.6 meters).
* Flooding is occurring and flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet (4.3 meters).
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 22.2 feet (6.8
meters) by early this morning. The river will fall below flood
stage late this morning.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 22.0 feet (6.7 meters) on
Aug 23 1966.


Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Mon Mon Mon Tue
                                                7am 1pm 7pm 1am
Carlsbad 2e, b 12.0 14.0 18.3 Mon 2 am 21.6 10.0 6.3 6.5

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Mon Mon Mon Tue
                                                7am 1pm 7pm 1am
Carlsbad 2e, b 3.7 4.3 5.6 Mon 2 am 6.6 3.0 1.9 2.0


Lat... Lon 3243 10433 3252 10419 3236 10399 3225 10412 3236 10428





203 am MDT Mon Sep 22 2014

... Observed flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
... Forecast flooding increased from minor to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Dark Canyon Draw at Dark Canyon Carlsbad.
* Until this evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 1am Monday the stage was 20.9 feet (6.4 meters).
* Flooding is occurring and flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet (4.6 meters).
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 22.6 feet (6.9
meters) by early this morning. The river will fall below flood
stage this morning.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet (6.7 meters), the canyon reaches major flood
stage, and begins flooding residences and businesses in the
vicinity of canal street and Dark Canyon Draw in Carlsbad begins.
U.S. Highway 285 (canal street) is likely to flood, and numerous
other city streets will be inundated.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 22.0 feet (6.7 meters) on
Aug 23 1966.


Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Mon Mon Mon Tue
                                                7am 1pm 7pm 1am
Dark Canyon CA 9.0 15.0 20.9 Mon 1 am 20.3 8.4 8.2 8.5

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Mon Mon Mon Tue
                                                7am 1pm 7pm 1am
Dark Canyon CA 2.7 4.6 6.4 Mon 1 am 6.2 2.6 2.5 2.6


Lat... Lon 3200 10485 3227 10485 3243 10457 3249 10418 3237 10400





1144 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Pecos River near Artesia 6e.
* From Tuesday morning to Thursday morning, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* Flood stage is 12.5 feet (3.8 meters).
* Impact... at 13.5 feet (4.1 meters), the river reaches the floor of
the instrument shelter.

This crest compares to a previous crest of 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) on
Jul 18 1991.


Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Mon Mon Mon Tue
                                                7am 1pm 7pm 1am
Artesia 6e 12.0 12.5 M M 12.7 11.7 11.1 11.8

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

                   bf fld observed forecast
location stg stg stage day time Mon Mon Mon Tue
                                                7am 1pm 7pm 1am
Artesia 6e 3.7 3.8 M M 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.6


Lat... Lon 3297 10443 3297 10423 3285 10425 3265 10423 3264 10443





Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 8:45 PM MDT on September 21, 2014

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on September 22, 2014


The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
northwestern Culberson County in southwest Texas...
extreme west central Lea County in southeast New Mexico...
northwestern Eddy County in southeast New Mexico...

* until 245 am MDT Monday/345 am CDT Monday/

* at 839 PM MDT... Doppler radar indicated rainfall intensity
decreasing across northwestern Eddy County. However... due
to heavier rainfall from earlier in the day Sunday... flooding
is expected to continue across northwestern Eddy County
including Artesia. At 839 PM MDT heavy rainfall continued
across northwestern Culberson County near Pine Springs and
The Bowl and flooding is likely to continue.

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.


Lat... Lon 3200 10491 3201 10485 3296 10484 3295 10379
      3252 10382 3258 10386 3266 10387 3269 10417
      3268 10441 3186 10477 3176 10490




827 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014

The National Weather Service in Midland has issued an

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
northwestern Culberson County in southwest Texas...
southwestern Eddy County in southeast New Mexico...

* until 230 am MDT Monday/330 am CDT Monday/

* at 822 PM MDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected
a thunderstorm 6 miles northeast of Queen... or 25 miles northeast
of Guadalupe Mountains National Park... moving southwest at 15 mph.
Heavy rain has fallen today in this area and minor flooding is
possible.

* The thunderstorm producing minor flooding will affect the following
locations...
Queen...
McKittrick Canyon...
Guadalupe Mountains National Park...

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.


Lat... Lon 3201 10492 3201 10485 3227 10486 3272 10476
      3266 10439 3188 10475 3174 10491 3196 10493




224 PM CDT sun Sep 21 2014 /124 PM MDT sun Sep 21 2014/

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Monday afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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 Monday morning

* an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible in the watch
area today... with isolated amounts of 3 to 5 inches possible...
particularly in southeast New Mexico as well as the central and
northern Permian Basin.

* Flooding of rivers... 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.
With saturated soils... runoff can cause flash flooding quickly.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.





Local Storm Report



09/22/2014 0226 am

Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Water into the back of houses on James St. In lower
            tansil dam area.





09/22/2014 0208 am

Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Rapidly flowing water 4 ft deep on San Jose Blvd, Road is
            impassable. Water rapidly rising at tansil dam, 1.5 ft in
            10 minutes.





09/22/2014 1214 am

Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            2 feet of water over Calloway drive north Carlsbad





09/21/2014 0552 PM

10 miles NE of Queen, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Nm Hwy 137 at Dark Canyon Draw Road has 4 feet of water
            flowing over it. Traffic is being blocked by the flood
            waters.





09/21/2014 0552 PM

7 miles NW of Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Nm Hwy 137 at mile marker 54 has 4 feet of water flowing
            over it. Traffic is being blocked by the flood waters.





09/21/2014 0552 PM

1 miles N of Atoka, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Nm Hwy 137 at mile marker 54 has 4 feet of water flowing
            over it. Traffic is being blocked by the flood waters.





09/21/2014 0552 PM

1 miles N of Atoka, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Nm Hwy 137 at mile marker 54 has 4 feet of water flowing
            over it. Traffic is being blocked by the flood waters.





09/21/2014 0515 PM

Artesia, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Report of six inches plus of flowing water along a street
            in Artesia.




09/21/2014 0518 PM

2 miles N of Artesia, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by storm chaser.


            Two feet of running water was at the juction of US Hwy
            285 and State Road 2 north of Artesia.





09/21/2014 0324 PM

5 miles SSE of Seven Rivers, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by storm chaser.


            Sh 137 has 6 inches to 1 foot of running water across it
            in 10 different spots between mile markers 54 and 49.





09/21/2014 0140 PM

12 miles W of Artesia, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by trained spotter.


            Spotter reported water flowing over US Highway 82 west of
            Artesia.





09/21/2014 0108 PM

Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by storm chaser.


            Report of ongoing street flooding in Carlsbad. Water is
            flowing curb to curb six inches to one foot deep.





09/21/2014 0108 PM

Carlsbad, Eddy County.

Flash flood, reported by storm chaser.


            Report of ongoing street flooding in Carlsbad. Water is
            flowing curb to curb six inches to one foot deep.



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