Lowlands of the Bootheel Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 04:53 AM MDT del 01 Agosto 2014

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

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of nm and TX...including the following areas...in nm...central Tularosa basin...east slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet...eastern Black Range foothills...lowlands of the bootheel...northern Dona Ana County...Otero Mesa... Sacramento Mountains above 7500 feet...Sierra County lakes... southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley...southern Gila foothills/Mimbres valley...southern Gila Highlands/Black Range...southern Tularosa basin...southwest desert/lower Gila River valley...southwest desert/Mimbres basin...uplands of the bootheel...upper Gila River valley and west slopes Sacramento Mountains below 7500 feet. In TX...eastern/central El Paso County...northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains...Rio Grande Valley of eastern El Paso/western Hudspeth counties... Rio Grande Valley of eastern Hudspeth County...Salt Basin... southern Hudspeth Highlands and western El Paso County.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread areas of rainfall of 1 to 3 inches...with a few areas possibly totaling 4-5 inches...through Sunday morning.

* 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.

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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