UPDATE: Flash Flood Watch Extended To Late Thursday

Sep 10, 2013

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.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...NORTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY...SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7500 FEET... SIERRA COUNTY LAKES...SOUTHERN DONA ANA COUNTY/MESILLA VALLEY...SOUTHERN TULAROSA BASIN...SOUTHWEST DESERT/MIMBRES BASIN AND WEST SLOPES SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET. IN TX...EASTERN/CENTRAL EL PASO COUNTY AND WESTERN EL PASO COUNTY. * THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT * A LONG-DURATION EVENT WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL GENERATE WIDESPREAD AND NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 4 INCHES IS EXPECTED. * IMPACTS MAY INCLUDE: MAJOR STREET FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS. FLOODING AND WASHOUTS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND UNDERPASSES. ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO DEEP STANDING WATER. POSSIBLE FLOODING OF RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. WET SOIL WILL MAKE TREES MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO TOPPLING AND CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. 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.