Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Warning
Statement as of 6:48 AM CDT op 21 september 2014

The National Weather Service in Midland has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for... Loving County in West Texas... northwestern Reeves County in southwest Texas... northern Culberson County in southwest Texas... southern Eddy County in southeast New Mexico...

* until 1145 am CDT/1045 am MDT/

* at 636 am CDT...heavy rain fell across the southern parts of eddy...northwest Reeves...north Loving counties this morning. Since then the rain has dissipated however more storms are moving through Lea County toward the warned area...including Carlsbad. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour may occur across the warned area and with the ground saturated runoff will be generated quickly.

* The thunderstorm with heavy rain will affect the following locations... north Loving and Reeves counties... south Eddy County...including Carlsbad... north northern Culberson County...

precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

Turn around... dont drown.

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Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:54 AM MDT op 21 september 2014

...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast New Mexico and Texas...including the following areas...in southeast New Mexico...central Lea County...Eddy County plains...Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County...northern Lea County and southern Lea County. In Texas...Andrews...Borden...Crane...Davis/Apache Mountains area...Dawson...Ector...Gaines...Glasscock...Guadalupe Mountains...Howard...Loving...Martin...Midland...Mitchell... Pecos...Reagan...Reeves County and upper trans Pecos... Scurry...Upton...Van Horn and Highway 54 corridor...Ward and Winkler.

* Through this evening

* an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible in the watch area today...with isolated amounts of 3 to 5 inches.

* Flooding of rivers...creeks...arroyos...low water crossings and city streets will be possible.

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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