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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
848 AM CDT WED AUG 30 2017  
 
...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING  
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN TEXAS...  
 
RIO GRANDE AT LAJITAS 1WNW AFFECTING BREWSTER AND PRESIDIO COUNTIES  
 
RIVER LEVELS ON THE RIO GRANDE AT LAJITAS 1WNW ARE CURRENTLY ABOVE FLOOD  
STAGE DOWNSTREAM OF THE LUIS LEON RESERVOIR RELEASES. THE FORECAST IS FOR  
LEVELS TO REMAIN ABOVE MINOR FLOOD STAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  
 
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 LATER ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.  
 

 
 
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848 AM CDT WED AUG 30 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIO GRANDE AT LAJITAS 1WNW.  
* UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING, OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 13.0 FEET (4.0 METERS).  
 
THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 13.4 FEET (4.1 METERS) ON  
JUL 22 2013.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME THU FRI SAT SUN  
7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM  
LAJITAS 1WNW 7.0 13.0 M M 13.7 13.2 12.8 12.5  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME THU FRI SAT SUN  
7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM  
LAJITAS 1WNW 2.1 4.0 M M 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2923 10401 2937 10394 2923 10358 2909 10366 2917 10383  
 

 
 
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