New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Sierra

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
West Central Sierra County In North Central New Mexico
- Until 145 Am Mdt
- At 940 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Slowly Tracking East Off The
Black Mountains Into Western And Central Sierra County. These
Storms Were Tracking Down The Seco And Animas Creek Drainages.
These Drainages Got Heavy Rain Earlier Wednesday And Are Now Prone
To Producing Excessive Runoff. Doppler Radar Estimates That One To
Two Inches Of Rain Have Fallen With More To Fall Before Midnight.
- Locations Impacted Include
Runoff From This Excessive Rainfall Will Cause Minor Flooding To
Occur Especially Along Small Streams And Near Low Water Crossings.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
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.