TX WFO MIDLAND/ODESSA Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO MIDLAND/ODESSA Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, September 23, 2022

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FLOOD WARNING

Flood Statement

National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX

840 PM CDT Thu Sep 22 2022

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Texas...

Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE affecting Presidio County.

Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge affecting Presidio

County.

.Recent releases from the Luis Leon dam have caused elevated rises

along the Rio Conchos and into the Rio Grande.

For the Rio Grande...including Presidio International Bridge and

Presidio 5SE...Minor flooding is forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive

cars through flooded areas.

Caution is urged when walking near riverbanks.

Flooding is occurring or is imminent. Most flood related deaths

occur in automobiles. Do not attempt to cross water covered bridges,

dips, or low water crossings. Never try to cross a flowing stream,

even a small one, on foot. To escape rising water find another route

over higher ground.

Additional information is available at www.weather.gov.

The next statement will be issued Friday morning at 845 AM CDT.

...FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

* WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Rio Grande at Presidio International Bridge.

* WHEN...Until further notice.

* IMPACTS...At 12.0 feet (3.7 meters), the river reaches bankfull,

after which the flood plain between the levees begins to flood.

No damage is expected.

At 15.5 feet (4.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood stage,

and flooding between the levees occurs. No damage to structures

is expected.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...

- At 8:15 PM CDT Thursday the stage was 17.4 feet (5.3 meters).

- Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours

ending at 8:15 PM CDT Thursday was 17.5 feet (5.3 meters).

- Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady above flood

stage at 17.3 feet (5.3 meters).

- Flood stage is 15.5 feet (4.7 meters).

- Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of

18.9 feet (5.8 meters) on 09/03/2022.

- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (feet):

Fld Observed Fri Fri Fri Fri

Location Stg Stg Day/Time 1am 7am 1pm 7pm

Rio Grande

Presidio Internation 15.5 17.4 Thu 8pm 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.3

Below are the latest river stages and forecasts (meters):

Presidio Internation 4.7 5.3 Thu 8pm 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.3

* WHERE...Rio Grande below Presidio 5SE.

* IMPACTS...At 9.0 feet (2.7 meters), the river reaches minor flood

stage, and low lying areas begin to flood.

At 11.0 feet (3.4 meters), minor flooding continues along the

river. Irrigation pumps may need to be removed. No threats to

residences or other structures are known to occur.

- At 8:15 PM CDT Thursday the stage was 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).

ending at 8:15 PM CDT Thursday was 9.1 feet (2.8 meters).

- Forecast...The river is expected to remain steady at flood

stage.

- Flood stage is 9.0 feet (2.7 meters).

9.2 feet (2.8 meters) on 09/07/2022.

Fld Observed Fri Fri Fri Fri

Location Stg Stg Day/Time 1am 7am 1pm 7pm

Presidio 5SE 9.0 9.0 Thu 8pm 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0

Presidio 5SE 2.7 2.8 Thu 8pm 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7

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