Flash Flood Watch For Today Into Tonight. We Are Primed For More Flash Flooding & River Flooding!
GRLevel3_2.00 Estimated 24-Hour Rainfall Totals.
Using The Midland NWS Dual Pol Doppler Radar.
We managed to dodge a bullet last night here in the Pecos Valley. Judging by the Midland Radar estimated rainfall totals (map above) the heaviest rains fell east of the Pecos Valley. We may not be so lucky today into tonight.
We are now primed (in my opinion) for a significant Flash Flood/Flood setup. This looks and feels so much like some of our more notable flash flood setups in years past. We've endured a week of heavy rain with the Guadalupe Mountains National Park (Pine Springs) measuring 15.76" of rain Sept 9th - Septh 13th. Most of which fell in a little over 24 hours.
They are not the only ones who have recorded rainfall totals so far this month over ten inches. The Queen CoCoRaHs Station has measured 11.49" of rain so far this month alone. The CoCoRaHs Station located 4.7 miles east of Cloudcroft has measured 11.28" of rain. My monthly total her at my home in Carlsbad now stands at 4.53" bringing my Year-To-Date total to 13.66". Several other locals have also measured rainfall totals so far this month in excess of 8" - 10" according to the public reports I am seeing.
Not only have the rains been excessive the past week but they have been falling over the burn scar areas which has exasperated our flash flood situation. Additional heavy rainfall appears likely again today into tonight. It will not take much rainfall falling to produce flash flooding...please stay alert and up to date with all of our local National Weather Service forecasts, watches, warnings, and special weather statements.
If you come upon a flooded roadway, dip, low water crossing, flooded bridge, or a flooded arroyo then please do not attempt to walk across them, swim across them, or drive across them. Do not let your children play in flooded streets, flooded arroyo's, flooded rivers, or flooded ditches.
These flooded arroyo's, flooded ditches, and flooded rivers are and will be chocked full of all kinds of debris, boulders, and sometimes rattlesnakes.
Lives can be saved by simply following this National Weather Service slogan-
TURN AROUND - DON'T DROWN!
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!
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