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New Mexico, Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley

Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:12 PM MDT on September 21, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on September 22, 2014


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

The National Weather Service in El Paso TX/Santa Teresa has
expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of southwest New Mexico
in Hidalgo and Grant counties. This includes the following
areas... lowlands of the bootheel... southwest desert/lower Gila
River valley and uplands of the bootheel.

* This evening through Monday afternoon.

* Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of
producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall will occur
over the affected area through Monday afternoon. Widespread
rain amounts of 1 to 3 inches with isolated higher amounts
will fall on already saturated soil... resulting in
considerable runoff.

* Normally dry arroyos... streams... and river could be quickly
filled with fast moving water... mud and debris. Low water
crossings will likely become impassable. Flooding of streets...
   homes and businesses in low lying and flood prone areas will
be possible. Some flooding could become life threatening.
People living 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.





Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Special Statement
Arizona - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Colorado - Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Florida - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Flash Flood Watch , Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Special Statement
Iowa - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Massachusetts - High Surf Advisory
Michigan - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
Nevada - Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Dense Smoke Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
New Mexico - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
New York - Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement
Ohio - Coastal Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Oregon - Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Coastal Hazard Statement
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch / Flood Statement
Rhode Island - High Surf Advisory
South Dakota - Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Special Statement
Texas - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Utah - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Beach Hazard Statement
Washington - Record Report
Wisconsin - Frost Advisory
Wyoming - Public Information Statement
- Small Craft Advisory
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