New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft
  • Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until 9 Pm Mdt This
Evening
The Flash Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of East Central Colorado South Central Colorado And
Southeast Colorado Including The Following Areas In East
Central Colorado El Paso County And Teller County And The
Rampart Range. In South Central Colorado Fremont County
Northern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Southern Sangre De
Cristo Mountains Wet Mountain Valley And Wet Mountains. In
Southeast Colorado Crowley County Eastern Las Animas
County Huerfano County Otero County Pueblo County And
Western Las Animas County.
- Until 9 Pm Mdt This Evening
- A Very Moist Atmosphere Is Expected To Remain In Place Across
Southern Colorado Into This Evening. At The Surface Low
Level Easterly Winds Are Expected To Enhance The Development
Of Showers And Thunderstorms Especially Along And Near The
Southeastern Colorado Mountains Into This Evening. Showers And
Thunderstorms Are Projected To Be Efficient Rainfall
Producers With Localized Rainfall Rates Up To Two Inches Per
Hour Anticipated. In Addition Areas That Received Heavy
Rainfall Over The Past Several Days Will Be Susceptible To
Flash Flooding.
- Flooding Of Urban Areas Creeks Arroyos And Normally Dry
Washes Will Be Possible Into This Evening Wednesday. Heavy
Rainfall On Burn Scars May Result In Dangerous Mud And Ash
Flows. High Flows May Occur On Area Streams And Rivers Due To
Increased Runoff.
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

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through This Evening
The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued A
- Flash Flood Watch For A Portion Of North And Central New
Mexico Including The Following Areas East Slopes Sangre De
Cristo Mountains Far Northeast Highlands Harding
County Northeast Highlands Northern Sangre De Cristo
Mountains Above 9500 Feet/red River Raton Ridge/johnson
Mesa Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 9500 Feet And
Union County.
- Through This Evening
- Slow-moving Thunderstorms Capable Of Producing Very Heavy Rain
And Flash Flooding Will Be Most Numerous Across North Central
And Northeast New Mexico Through This Evening. Another Backdoor
Cold Front Will Press Southward As The Day Progresses
Providing A Focus Enhanced Storm Development.
- Locations Where The Ground Is Already Saturated From Recent
Rainfall Will Be Favored For Flash Flooding. Other Vulnerable
Locations Will Include Steep Terrain As Well As 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.