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WGUS84 KMAF 230043  
FLSMAF  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
743 PM CDT SUN SEP 22 2019  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN TEXAS...  
 
RIO GRANDE ABOVE PRESIDIO 6WNW AFFECTING PRESIDIO COUNTY  
 
RUNOFF FROM LAST NIGHTS HEAVY RAINS AND AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL  
ACROSS THE AREA TODAY CAUSED INCREASED RIVER STAGE LEVELS AND  
FLOW ALONG THE RIO GRANDE IN AND AROUND PRESIDIO.  
 
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 EARLY MONDAY MORNING.  
 

 
 
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743 PM CDT SUN SEP 22 2019  
   
..FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
 
THE FLOOD  
WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE RIO GRANDE ABOVE PRESIDIO 6WNW.  
* FROM MONDAY EVENING TO LATE THURSDAY NIGHT, OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  
CANCELLED.  
* AT 7PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.7 FEET (2.4 METERS).  
* FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 9.0 FEET (2.7 METERS).  
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TOMORROW LATE EVENING AND  
CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 14.0 FEET (4.3 METERS) BY EARLY WEDNESDAY  
MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY THURSDAY  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET (4.3 METERS), WATER APPROACHES THE TOP OF THE  
LEVEES. PROLONGED FLOW COULD CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE LEVEE SYSTEM.  
 
THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 9.5 FEET (2.9 METERS) ON  
SEP 12 2019.  
 

 
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (FEET):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME MON TUE WED THU  
7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM  
PRESIDIO 6WNW 6.0 9.0 7.7 SUN 7 PM 13.2 13.7 10.0 7.5  
 
BELOW ARE THE LATEST RIVER STAGES AND FORECASTS (METERS):  
 
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST  
LOCATION STG STG STAGE DAY TIME MON TUE WED THU  
7AM 7AM 7AM 7AM  
PRESIDIO 6WNW 1.8 2.7 2.4 SUN 7 PM 4.0 4.2 3.0 2.3  
 

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

 
 
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