Western El Paso County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 11:57 PM MDT on September 22, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch now in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of nm and TX...including the counties of Sierra...Otero and Dona Ana in New Mexico...and El Paso and Hudspeth in Texas.

* Through Tuesday morning.

* Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms capable of producing widespread moderate to heavy rainfall may occur over the affected area through midnight. 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.

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