New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Saturday Morning
The Flash Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of Nm And Tx Including The Following Areas In
Nm 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 Tx 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 Saturday Morning
- Widespread Areas Of Rainfall Of 1 To 3 Inches With A Few
Areas Possibly Totaling 4-5 Inches Through Saturday Night.
- Normally Dry Arroyos And Streams Could Be Quickly Filled With
Fast Moving Water Mud And Debris. Low Water Crossing
Roadways Could Become Impassable. Flooding Of Poorly Drained
Streets And Intersections Is Possible For Urban Areas.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flash Flood Watch Means That Conditions May Develop That Lead
To Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding Is A Very Dangerous Situation.
You Should Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Prepared To Take Action
Should Flash Flood Warnings Be Issued.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Lincoln

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Lincoln County In Central New Mexico
- Until 445 Am Mdt
- At 1241 Am Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
A Large Area Of Moderate To Heavy Rainfall And Thunderstorms
Moving Slowly East Southeast Across Lincoln County. Radar And
Surface Observations Indicated Between One Half Inch And Three
Quarters Of An Inch Of Rain Has Already Fallen In Some Areas In
The Past 1 Hour With An Additional 1 To 1.5 Inches Possible
Especially In High Terrain Areas. This Will Impact Drainages
From Ruidoso Alto Bonito Nogal And Capitan Eastward
As Well As Areas Around Ancho Jicarilla And Encinoso.
This Will Also Impact The Little Bear Burn Scar Including But Not
Limited To Highway 70 From Biscuit Hill To Riverside Or From Mile
Posts 267 To 300 And Highway 48 From Ruidoso To Escudilla Ranch
Or From Mile Posts 0 To 17. Of Particular Concern Will Be Highway
48 At Ski Run Road Eagle Creek Intersection Of Highway 37 And
48 Rio Bonito And Escudilla Magado Creek.
Even Moderate Rainfall In Upstream Watersheds Will Result In Rapid
And Potentially Dangerous Flows Along The Rio Ruidoso Eagle
Creek Little Creek Magado Creek Rio Bonito And The Rio Hondo
From The Highway 70 And 380 Junction To Riverside. Please Contact
Local Authorities For Evacuation Procedures And Routes.
This Will Also Impact The White Fire Burn Scar As Well As Ruidoso
Downs Highway 70 And Rio Ruidoso.
- Strong Flows And High Water Levels Are Expected In Arroyos Small
Streams And Over Low Water Crossings. Rapid Runoff Can Also Be
Expected Immediately Over And Downstream From Wildfire Burn Scars.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Be Especially Cautious At Night When It Is Harder To Tell How Much
Water Is On The Road Do Not Drive Through Fast Moving Water Of
Unknown Depth.
Do Not Drive Your Vehicle Into Areas Where The Water Covers The
Roadway. The Water Depth May Be Too Great To Allow Your Car To Cross
Safely.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Otero

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Southwestern Otero County In South Central New Mexico
- Until 430 Am Mdt
- At 128 Am Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler
Radar Estimated An Inch To Two Inches Of Rain Has Fallen In The
Past Hour With Additional Rainfall Expected.
- Locations Impacted Include
Mcgregor Range Base
White Sands National Monument
Orogrande
Otero Mesa
Runoff From This Excessive Rainfall Will Cause Minor Flooding To
Occur Especially Along Small Streams Arroyos And Near Low Water
Crossings.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Additional Rainfall Amounts Of One To Three Inches Are Possible In
The Advisory Area.
Excessive Rainfall Can Quickly Turn Dry Desert Washes And Arroyos
Into Raging Rivers Even In Areas Far From Where Rain Has Fallen. Do
Not Attempt To Cross Flooded Arroyos. Swiftly Moving Water Can Carve
Deep Channels In Previously Shallow Washes And Water Can Be Much
Deeper Than It Appears. If Your Route Becomes Cut Off By Flooded
Arroyos Wait For Flood Waters To Recede.
In Hilly Terrain There Are Hundreds Of Low Water Crossings Which Are
Potentially Dangerous In Heavy Rain. Do Not Attempt To Travel Across
Flooded Roads. It Only Takes A Few Inches Of Swiftly Flowing Water To
Carry Vehicles Away.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Dona Ana

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Dona Ana County In South Central New Mexico
- Until 530 Am Mdt
- At 236 Am Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler
Radar Estimated Between An Inch And Two And Half Inches Had Fallen
In The Past Couple Of Hours Over Areas That Have Already Had
Significant Rainfall.
- Locations Impacted Include
Sunland Park
Leasburg
Las Cruces
Hatch
Chaparral
Anthony
Placitas
Placitas In Dona Ana County
East Mesa
Talavera
Lookout Peak
Twin Peaks
Aguirre Springs
Soledad Canyon
Runoff From This Excessive Rainfall Will Cause Minor Flooding To
Occur Especially Along Small Streams And Near Low Water Crossings.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Excessive Rainfall Can Quickly Turn Dry Desert Washes And Arroyos
Into Raging Rivers Even In Areas Far From Where Rain Has Fallen. Do
Not Attempt To Cross Flooded Arroyos. Swiftly Moving Water Can Carve
Deep Channels In Previously Shallow Washes And Water Can Be Much
Deeper Than It Appears. If Your Route Becomes Cut Off By Flooded
Arroyos Wait For Flood Waters To Recede.
In Hilly Terrain There Are Hundreds Of Low Water Crossings Which Are
Potentially Dangerous In Heavy Rain. Do Not Attempt To Travel Across
Flooded Roads. It Only Takes A Few Inches Of Swiftly Flowing Water To
Carry Vehicles Away.