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Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 6:05 PM MDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico...

* until 900 PM MDT.

* At 604 PM MDT, Doppler radar estimated up to one and a half inches
of rain in the last hour east of Highway 54, from Three Rivers
south to mile marker 89. This will cause Arroyo and small stream
flooding along low water crossings in this area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Three Rivers...
and Three Rivers petroglyph site.

Additional rainfall of one inch or more is expected over the area.
This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3335 10601 3322 10591 3320 10606 3332 10608


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Special Statement
Issued: 6:48 PM MDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for northeastern Sierra County until
745 PM MDT...

At 648 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from 10 miles north of Monticello to 23 miles
northeast of Cuchillo to 15 miles south of Bosque del Apache Refuge.
Movement was south at 20 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Elephant Butte Lake, Rock house, North Monticello Point, Las
Placitas, south Monticello campground, Monticello, Lost Canyon,
Alamosa Canyon, Rock Canyon, Hot Springs Landing, Lakeshore
Highlands, Cuchillo and city of Elephant Butte.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

If on or near The Elephant Butte Reservoir, get out of the water and
move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember, lightning can strike out
to 10 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear thunder,
you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to safe shelter
now! Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.


Lat... Lon 3348 10674 3328 10660 3319 10700 3322 10747
      3347 10754
time... Mot... loc 0048z 338deg 18kt 3355 10746 3353 10716 3358 10693


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Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 6:05 PM MDT Aug. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and small stream flood advisory for...
northwestern Otero County in south central New Mexico...

* until 900 PM MDT.

* At 604 PM MDT, Doppler radar estimated up to one and a half inches
of rain in the last hour east of Highway 54, from Three Rivers
south to mile marker 89. This will cause Arroyo and small stream
flooding along low water crossings in this area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Three Rivers...
and Three Rivers petroglyph site.

Additional rainfall of one inch or more is expected over the area.
This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3335 10601 3322 10591 3320 10606 3332 10608


Tripoli


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