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WGUS44 KMAF 160116  
FLWMAF  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
816 PM CDT SUN OCT 15 2017  
 
...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  
 
.THE RIO GRANDE AT PRESIDIO 6WNW IS CURRENTLY IN MINOR FLOOD STAGE.  
RIVER LEVELS WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE  
OVER 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 TOMORROW MORNING.  
 

 
 
TXC377-161716-  
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816 PM CDT SUN OCT 15 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE RIO GRANDE ABOVE PRESIDIO 6WNW.  
* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING, OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.  
* AT 7PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.1 FEET (2.8 METERS).  
* FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET (2.7 METERS).  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY  
THURSDAY EVENING.  
* 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 9.1 FEET (2.8 METERS) ON  
JUL 11 2012.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME MON MON MON MON  
1AM 7AM 1PM 7PM  
PRESIDIO 6WNW 6.0 9.0 9.1 SUN 7 PM 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.1  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME MON MON MON MON  
1AM 7AM 1PM 7PM  
PRESIDIO 6WNW 1.8 2.7 2.8 SUN 7 PM 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8  
 

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

 
 
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