Tornillo, TX Weather Alerts – The Weather Channel


Action Recommended

Avoid the subject event as per the instructions

Issued By

El Paso – TX, US, National Weather Service

Affected Area

Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties



The Flash Flood Watch continues for

Portions of New Mexico and southwest Texas, including the following areas, in New Mexico, Central Tularosa Basin, East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet, Eastern Black Range Foothills, Lowlands of the Bootheel, Northern Dona Ana County, Otero Mesa, Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet, Sierra County Lakes, Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley, Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley, Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range, Southern Tularosa Basin, Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley, Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin, Uplands of the Bootheel, Upper Gila River Valley and West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet. In southwest Texas, Eastern/Central El Paso County, Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties, Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County, Salt Basin, Southern Hudspeth Highlands and Western El Paso County.

Through late tonight.

The threat for flash flooding through tonight will be greatest for the Gila Region and for areas along the International Border. However, strong thunderstorms could produce localized flash flooding anywhere due to heavy rain potential. Due to recent heavy rains, flash flooding will continue to be a possibility as some storms will be capable 1-2″ of rainfall in an hour.

Flooding of low water crossings will be likely. Flooding of residences and other property near flood prone areas will be possible. Remember, turn around don’t drown.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

More Information

.Abundant moisture coupled with an incoming upper level trough will bring more heavy rain chances for the area Monday afternoon and night. The highest chance for heavy precipitation seems to be located in the Gila region. Any showers or thunderstorms that do form will be very efficient rain makers and will be slow moving leading to isolated flooding. Additionally, due to over saturated soils from previous heavy rainfall, many areas over the lowlands will be sensitive to any accumulating precipitation which will quickly lead to flash flooding.