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WGUS44 KMAF 221511  
FLWMAF  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
1011 AM CDT MON MAY 22 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN TEXAS...  
 
RIO GRANDE AT BOQUILLAS-RIO GRANDE VILLAGE AFFECTING BREWSTER  
COUNTY  
 
.THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING VERY HEAVY RAINFALL SUNDAY RESULTED IN  
RAPID RIVER RISES ON THE RIO GRANDE AND TRIBUTARIES IN THE BIG BEND  
AREA OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS. RAIN GAUGES AND RADAR INDICATE THAT 3-4  
INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN SOME AREAS. AS A RESULT, THE RIO GRANDE IS  
ABOVE EXPECTED TO RISE INTO MINOR FLOOD LATE THIS MORNING, THEN FALL  
BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE AFTERNOON.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO HEED FLOOD WARNINGS, AND EXERCISE CAUTION IF  
TRAVELING THROUGH THIS AREA. VEHICLE-RELATED FATALITIES ARE THE  
NUMBER ONE SOURCE OF FLOOD FATALITIES IN WEST TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO.  
IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED STRETCH OF ROADWAY, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO  
CROSS IT. YOU AND YOUR VEHICLE COULD BE SWEPT DOWNSTREAM IN RUSHING  
FLOODWATERS. TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN!  
 
RIVER LEVELS ARE HIGH. RANCHERS AND FARMERS SHOULD MOVE LIVESTOCK  
AND MACHINERY OUT OF FLOOD-PRONE AREAS IF TIME PERMITS.  
 
KEEP IN MIND THAT ANY ADDITIONAL RAINFALL ACROSS THE AREA COULD  
SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGE THE PRESENT FORECAST STAGE.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT: WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIDLAND  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED THIS AFTERNOON.  
 

 
 
TXC043-230711-  
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1011 AM CDT MON MAY 22 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIO GRANDE AT BOQUILLAS-RIO GRANDE VILLAGE.  
* UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT, OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 9AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.0 FEET (3.7 METERS).  
* FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET (4.0 METERS).  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE  
TO RISE TO NEAR 14.0 FEET (4.3 METERS) BY THIS AFTERNOON. THE  
RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 15.0 FEET (4.6 METERS), THE RIVER REACHES MODERATE FLOOD  
STAGE. WATER PUMPS SUBMERGE.  
 
THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 13.9 FEET (4.2 METERS) ON  
AUG 19 2016.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME MON MON TUE TUE  
1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM  
BOQUILLAS-RIO 12.0 13.0 12.0 MON 9 AM 14.0 7.6 5.9 4.5  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME MON MON TUE TUE  
1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM  
BOQUILLAS-RIO 3.7 4.0 3.7 MON 9 AM 4.3 2.3 1.8 1.4  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2896 10305 2915 10312 2940 10294 2931 10279 2912 10292  
 

 
 
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