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Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 9:52 AM CDT on September 18, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect through Friday evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest Texas and the Panhandle of Texas... including the following areas...in northwest Texas...Bailey... Cochran...Crosby...Floyd...Garza...Hale...Hockley...Lamb... Lubbock...Lynn...Terry and Yoakum. In the Panhandle of Texas... Briscoe...Castro...Parmer and Swisher.

* Through Friday evening. The watch may be expanded further eastward and extended in time as details of the impending rain event becomes more clear.

* The remnants of tropical cyclone Odile...currently over moving into southwest New Mexico...are expected to slowly move toward West Texas over the next few days. While this occurs there exist the opportunity for periods of widespread heavy rainfall. Rain amounts of 1 to 4 inches will be common with locally higher accumulations likely.

* Areal flooding will be possible in poor drainage areas... including low lying roadways in urban areas...near Playa Lakes..and along creeks and draws. Additionally...pockets of flash flooding also possible where the heaviest rains fall...as well as locations most prone to flash flooding...including along the edge of The Caprock Escarpment.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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