New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Hidalgo
  • Grant

Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect For Northwestern Hidalgo And
Northwestern Grant Counties Until 900 Pm Mdt
At 726 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Continued To
Indicate Thunderstorms With Very Heavy Rainfall Across The Warned
Area.
Doppler Weather Radar Continues To Show Rainfall Over The Area With
Many Areas Having Received Over An Inch Of Rain In The Last Hour
And A Half.
Locations Impacted Include
Redrock
Buckhorn
Riverside
Virden
Mule Creek
Gila
Cliff
Gila Riparian Preserve
Aldo Leopold Vista

Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Flooding Is Occurring Or Is Imminent. It Is Important To Know Where
You Are Relative To Streams Rivers Or Creeks Which Can Become
Killers In Heavy Rains. Campers And Hikers Should Avoid Streams Or
Creeks And Move To Higher Ground
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.

Flash Flood Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • Sandoval
  • Bernalillo

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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Albuquerque Nm
731 Pm Mdt Fri Aug 1 2014
The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued A
- Flash Flood Warning For
South Central Sandoval County In North Central New Mexico
North Central Bernalillo County In Central New Mexico
- Until 930 Pm Mdt
- At 723 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Very Heavy Rain From A Thunderstorm 13 Miles Northwest Of
Rio Rancho. The Storm Producing Very Heavy Rain Was Drifting
Towards The Southeast. Most The Rainfall Will Feed Into
Arroyo De Las Calabacillas Which Flows Into The Rio Grande.
Persons Recreating At The End Of Northern And Southern Boulevards
Should Be Prepared For High Water Flows. This Arroyo Also
Flows Through Paradise Hills And To The West Of Cottonwood
Mall. Between 1 To 1.5 Inches Of Rainfall Will Fall In The
Headwaters.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Do Not Drive Into Areas Where Water Covers The Roadway. Many Flash
Flood Deaths Occur In Automobiles.

Flash Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Rio Arriba

A Flash Flood Warning Remains In Effect Until 900 Pm Mdt For
Extreme Southeastern Rio Arriba County
At 739 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Continued To
Indicate A Thunderstorm Producing Very Heavy Rain Near Embudo Or
About 14 Miles North Of Chimayo. The Storm Producing Very Heavy Rain
Was Drifting Towards The South.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Additional Rainfall Amounts Of 0.5 To 1 Inch On Top Of 1 To 1.5
Inches Will Be Possible Across A Good Portion Of The Warned Area.

Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Sunday 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 Sunday Morning
- Widespread Areas Of Rainfall Of 1 To 3 Inches With A Few
Areas Possibly Totaling 4-5 Inches Through Sunday Morning.
- 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.

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County
  • Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor
  • Guadalupe Mountains

Flash Flood Watch In Effect From 7 Pm Cdt /6 Pm Mdt/ This
Evening Through Saturday Evening
The National Weather Service In Midland/odessa Has Issued A
- Flash Flood Watch For Portions Of Southeast New Mexico And
Southwest Texas Including The Following Areas In Southeast
New Mexico Guadalupe Mountains Of Eddy County. In Southwest
Texas Davis/apache Mountains Area Guadalupe Mountains
Marfa Plateau Presidio Valley And Van Horn And Highway 54
Corridor.
- From 7 Pm Cdt /6 Pm Mdt/ This Evening Through Saturday Evening
- Thunderstorms Producing Heavy Rainfall
- Flooding Of Creeks Arroyos Low Water Crossings And City
Streets Will All Be Possible.
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.

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Upper Tularosa Valley
  • Northwest Highlands
  • San Francisco River Valley
  • San Juan Mountains
  • Jemez Mountains
  • West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Upper Rio Grande Valley
  • Lower Chama River Valley
  • Santa Fe Metro Area
  • Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until 6 Am Mdt Saturday
The Flash Flood Watch Continues For
- A Portion Of North And Central New Mexico Including The
Following Areas Albuquerque Metro Area Central Highlands
East Slopes Sangre De Cristo Mountains Eastern Lincoln County
Estancia Valley Far Northeast Highlands Guadalupe County
Jemez Mountains Lower Chama River Valley Lower Rio Grande
Valley Northeast Highlands Northern Sangre De Cristo
Mountains Above 9500 Feet/red River Northwest Highlands
Raton Ridge/johnson Mesa San Francisco River Valley San Juan
Mountains Sandia/manzano Mountains Santa Fe Metro Area
South Central Highlands South Central Mountains Southern
Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 9500 Feet Southwest Chaves
County Southwest Mountains Upper Rio Grande Valley Upper
Tularosa Valley West Central Highlands West Central Mountains
And West Slopes Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
- Until 6 Am Mdt Saturday
- Abundant Moisture Is In Place Over Much Of Northern And Central
New Mexico And A Weak Disturbance Aloft Will Be Entering
Northern Parts Of The State Through This Evening And Overnight.
In Addition Storms Are Expected To Move Very Slowly Through
Early Morning And This Scenario Will Lead To A Heightened
Risk For Flash Flooding. With Abundant Moisture In Place Some Of
The Stronger Storms Will Likely Produce Torrential Downpours
With Rain At Rates Near 1 Inch In Just A Half Hour.
- Locations Where The Ground Is Already Saturated From Recent
Rainfall Will Be Favored For Flash Flooding. Other Vulnerable
Locations Will Include Steep Terrain Urban Areas And Burn
Scars. Keep A Watchful Eye On Arroyos And Small Streams And
Stay Out Of Flooded Low Water Crossings. Monitor The Latest
Forecasts Closely And Be Prepared To Take Immediate Action If A
Warning Or Advisory Is Issued.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flash Flood Watch Means That Conditions May Develop That Lead To
Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding Is A Very Dangerous Situation.
Monitor Later Forecasts And Be Prepared To Take Action Should Flash
Flood Warnings Be Issued.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Rio Arriba
  • Sandoval

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Extreme South Central Rio Arriba County In North Central New Mexico
East Central Sandoval County In North Central New Mexico
- Until 845 Pm Mdt
- At 639 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Heavy Rain Was Gong To Move Over The Thompson Ridge Burn Scar.
This Area Was Hit Earlier Today With Heavy Rain. Expect An
Additional 0.25 To 0.5 Inches With The First Cell. Another
Half An Inch Will Be Possible A Little Later In The Evening.
This Will Impact The Thompson Ridge Burn Scar Including But Not
Limited To Sulphur Creek Road Sulphur Springs Freelove
Canyon Mormon Canyon Deer Canyon Valles Caldera Preserve
Headquarters Redondo Creek And Redondo Peak Area.
- 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.
Lat Lon 3593 10670 3603 10667 3604 10654 3602 10644
3585 10646 3581 10656 3582 10665

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Valencia

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Central Valencia County In Central New Mexico
- Until 915 Pm Mdt
- At 722 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Heavy Rain Between Meadow Lake And Los Lunas Southward Towards
Tome Hill And Las Chavez. Peralta Will Also Be Impacted.
Expect Between 0.8 To 1.2 Inches Of Rainfall.
- 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
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:

  • San Miguel

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Western San Miguel County In Northeast New Mexico
- Until 1000 Pm Mdt
- At 754 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Heavy Rain Between Las Vegas To Romeroville. The Cluster Of
Cells Producing The Heavy Rain Will Move Towards Ribera Los
Montoyas South San Ysidro And Villanueva. This Area Has
Received Abundant Rainfall The Past Few Days And Expect
And Additional 0.7 To 1.2 Inches From The Current Storms.
- 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
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 areas are affected:

  • McKinley
  • Cibola

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
Southwestern Sandoval County In North Central New Mexico
Extreme Northeastern Cibola County In West Central New Mexico
Extreme East Central Mckinley County In West Central New Mexico
- Until 830 Pm Mdt
- At 635 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Heavy Rain North Of Marquez Along The East Slopes Of The San
Mateo Range. This Area Was Hit By Heavy Rainfall Earlier In The
Day And Expect An Additional 0.5 To 0.75 Inches Of New Rainfall.
Various Drainages Such As De Pedro Padilla Draining Off The
Escarpment Will Be Flowing With Water Once Again. Indian Route
52 Will Be Impacted.
- 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
Remember Ditches Are Deadly. A Gentle Flow Of Water Can Become A
Raging Torrent In A Matter Of Minutes.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Grant

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A
- Flood Advisory For
East Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico
- Until 900 Pm Mdt
- At 706 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler
Radar Estimated From .8 To 1.2 Inches Of Rain In The Last Hour Or
So.
- Locations Impacted Include
City Of Rocks State Park
San Lorenzo
Sherman
San Juan
Mimbres
Runoff From This Excessive Rainfall Will Cause Minor Flooding To
Occur Especially Along Small Streams And Near Low Water Crossings.

Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Flooding Is Occurring Or Is Imminent. It Is Important To Know Where
You Are Relative To Streams Rivers Or Creeks Which Can Become
Killers In Heavy Rains. Campers And Hikers Should Avoid Streams Or
Creeks And Move To Higher Ground.
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.
Be Especially Cautious At Night When It Is Harder To Recognize The
Dangers Of Flooding. If Flooding Is Observed Act Quickly. Do Not
Enter The Water. Turn Around And Move Up To Higher Ground To Escape
Flood Waters.