160  
WGUS44 KMAF 111335  
FLWMAF  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
835 AM CDT WED JUL 11 2018  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN TEXAS...  
 
RIO GRANDE ABOVE PRESIDIO 6WNW AFFECTING PRESIDIO COUNTY  
 
PREVIOUS RAINFALL FROM AREAS UPSTREAM HAVE CAUSED RIVER LEVELS TO  
RISE TO ACTION STAGE AT PRESIDIO...AND IS FORECAST TO RISE ABOVE  
FLOOD STAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT TOMORROW.  
 
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  
 

 
 
TXC377-120534-  
/O.NEW.KMAF.FL.W.0007.180712T0705Z-180713T2230Z/  
/PIOT2.1.ER.180712T0705Z.180712T1800Z.180713T1030Z.NO/  
835 AM CDT WED JUL 11 2018  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIO GRANDE ABOVE PRESIDIO 6WNW.  
* FROM LATE TONIGHT TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  
CANCELLED.  
* AT 8AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 8.2 FEET (2.5 METERS).  
* FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET (2.7 METERS).  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY AFTER MIDNIGHT TOMORROW AND  
CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 10.4 FEET (3.2 METERS) BY TOMORROW EARLY  
AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY  
MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 9.0 FEET (2.7 METERS), THE RIVER REACHES MINOR FLOOD  
STAGE, AND FLOODING BETWEEN THE LEVEES OCCURS. NO DAMAGE TO  
STRUCTURES IS EXPECTED.  
 
THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 10.3 FEET (3.1 METERS) ON  
SEP 17 2011.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME WED WED THU THU  
1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM  
PRESIDIO 6WNW 6.0 9.0 8.2 WED 8 AM 8.4 8.5 8.8 9.9  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME WED WED THU THU  
1PM 7PM 1AM 7AM  
PRESIDIO 6WNW 1.8 2.7 2.5 WED 8 AM 2.6 2.6 2.7 3.0  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2975 10465 2980 10451 2963 10437 2951 10446 2957 10453  
 

 
 
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