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flash flood watchUpper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-Including the cities of Cliff, Buckhorn, Gila Hot Springs, Mule Creek, Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard, Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood, Grant County Airport, Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden, Antelope Wells, Animas, Hachita, Cloverdale, Deming, Columbus, Hillsboro, and Winston
116 PM MDT Tue Sep 18 2018

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH 6 P.M. THURSDAY 

ROAD ADVISORY
ALERT – MOGOLLON AREA
NM 159 from mile post 12 to 17 (Silver Creek) the roadway has extensive erosion due to recent rainfalls, the NMDOT advises only the use of high clearance or 4 wheel drive vehicles at this time. Seek alternate route if possible, the NMDOT will continue to monitor and actions are being taken to correct roadway conditions.

flood advisory 082418The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Arroyo and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 600 PM MDT.

* At 303 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Especially along Twin Sisters Creek and the low water crossing near Racetrack Road in Santa Clara, NM.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Hanover...
Arenas Valley...
Fierro...
Pinos Altos...
Bear Canyon Lake...
Cobre...
Santa Clara...
Silver City...
North Hurley...
Bayard...
Fort Bayard...
Georgetown...
Mimbres...
and Upper Mimbres Valley.

ROAD ADVISORY:
CLOSURE – KINGSTON AREA
NM 152 from milepost 21 (approximately 5 miles east of San Lorenzo) to milepost 39 (Kingston) is CLOSED due to rain and flooding. Seek alternate route, the NMDOT will continue to monitor.

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service El Paso TX
541 PM MDT THU AUG 23 2018

The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...Central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 845 PM MDT.

* At 537 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Trained Spotters have reported up to one inch of rain in the past hour and more rain is still expected in the area. The low water crossing in Twin Sister Creek along Racetrack road and Rio de Arenas could flood at any moment.
Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Santa Clara...
Arenas Valley...
and Silver City.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.

flood advisory 082318The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...North central Grant County in south central New Mexico...

* Until 715 PM MDT.

* At 418 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Hanover...
Santa Clara...
Silver City...
Cherry Creek Campground...
Arenas Valley...
Bayard...
Fort Bayard...
Little Walnut Village...
Pinos Altos...
Cobre...
McMillan Campground...
and North Hurley.

Several weather alerts and advisories have come into the Grant County Beat email box. Some have been small and located in the far corners of the county, especially in the southeast corner.

Right now one alert shows a medium-sized storm just north of Silver City that could impact Pinos Altos and the town of Silver City. 

This writer has heard several large claps of thunder, but no evidence yet of the torrential rain or hail that the Weather Service says is possible with this storm.

The Beat recommends you keep an eye on the skies and be careful if lightning and thunder are nearby.

advisory 081418Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Upper Gila River Valley NM-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-
349 PM MDT TUE AUG 14 2018

...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL GRANT COUNTY UNTIL 415 PM MDT...

At 347 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorms 5 miles north of White Signal, or 6 miles southwest of Tyrone. These storms were nearly stationary.

Nickel size hail and winds in excess of 50 mph with blowing dust will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Mangas Valley, Tyrone Mine, Jacks Peak, Oak Grove, Tyrone, White Signal and Silver City.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...