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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 9:20 AM MDT on August 19, 2014

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on August 20, 2014


... Flash Flood Watch in effect from noon MDT today through late
tonight...

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

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of nm... Hidalgo... Grant... Sierra
and Luna counties.

* From noon MDT today through late tonight

* abundant moisture over Arizona will push back to the east this
afternoon and evening. This moisture will combine with an
approaching upper level storm system to bring a chance for heavy
rain and flooding to southwest New Mexico.

* Normally dry arroyos and streams could be quickly filled with
fast moving water... mud and debris. Low water crossing roadways
could become impassable. Flooding of poorly drained streets and
intersections is possible for urban areas. In addition this area
also contains several flood sensitive burn scars. People living
below these burn scars or 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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