New Mexico Weather Alerts, Southern Colorado Weather Alerts

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • San Juan Mountains
  • Jemez Mountains
  • West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains
  • Upper Rio Grande Valley

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until 9 Pm Mdt This Evening
The Flash Flood Watch Continues For
- A Portion Of North And Central New Mexico Including The
Following Areas Central Highlands De Baca County East
Slopes Sangre De Cristo Mountains Eastern Lincoln County
Eastern San Miguel County Far Northeast Highlands Guadalupe
County Harding County Jemez Mountains Northeast Highlands
Northern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 9500 Feet/red River
Quay County Raton Ridge/johnson Mesa San Juan Mountains
South Central Mountains Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains
Above 9500 Feet Union County Upper Rio Grande Valley And West
Slopes Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
- Until 9 Pm Mdt This Evening
- An Upper Level Disturbance Will Slowly Move Eastward Across
Central And Northern New Mexico Triggering Showers And
Thunderstorms Over Much Of The Area. Weak Steering Flow Aloft
Combined With A Very Moist Airmass In Place Will Result In Slow
Moving Thunderstorms That Will Be Capable Of Producing Very Heavy
Rain And Flash Flooding.
- 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.

Flash Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Southern San Luis Valley
  • Alamosa Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until Midnight Mdt
Tonight
The Flash Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of Central Colorado And South Central Colorado
Including The Following Areas In Central Colorado Eastern
Sawatch Range Mosquito Range And Upper Arkansas River
Valley. In South Central Colorado Central San Luis Valley
Eastern San Juan Mountains La Garita Mountains Northern
San Luis Valley Southern San Luis Valley And Upper Rio
Grande Valley.
- Until Midnight Mdt Tonight
- Monsoon Moisture Will Remain Over Colorado Today. An Embedded
Disturbance Over Western Colorado Will Move Across The Region
Today Enhancing Thunderstorm Coverage During The Afternoon And
Evening Hours. Locally Heavy Rainfall Will Be Possible With
Rainfall Rates Of Up To 2 Inches Per Hour.
- Flooding Of Urban Areas Creeks Streams And Normally Dry
Washes Will Be Possible This Afternoon And Evening. Heavy
Rainfall On Burn Scars May Result In Dangerous Mud And Ash
Flows.
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:

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

Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Through Wednesday
Afternoon
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 Baca County Bent County Crowley
County Eastern Kiowa County Eastern Las Animas County
Huerfano County Otero County Prowers County Pueblo
County Western Kiowa County And Western Las Animas County.
- Through Wednesday Afternoon
- Monsoon Moisture Will Remain Over Southeast Colorado. At The
Surface Easterly Upslope Flow Will Enhance Thunderstorm
Development Over The Mountains. Additional Thunderstorms Will
Develop Over The Plains Through The Late Afternoon And
Overnight Hours Which May Continue Into Wednesday.
Thunderstorms Will Be Slow Moving With Rainfall Rates Of Up To
Two Inches Per Hour.
- Flooding Of Urban Areas Creeks Arroyos And Normally Dry
Washes Will Be Possible This Afternoon Through 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 Remains In Effect From Noon Mdt Today
Through This Evening
The Flash Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of Colorado And Utah Including The Following
Areas In Colorado Animas River Basin Central Colorado
River Basin Central Gunnison And Uncompahgre River Basin
Central Yampa River Basin Debeque To Silt Corridor
Elkhead And Park Mountains Flattops Gore And Elk
Mountains/central Mountain Valleys Grand Valley Grand And
Battlement Mesas Lower Yampa River Basin Northwest San
Juan Mountains Paradox Valley/lower Dolores River Roan And
Tavaputs Plateaus San Juan River Basin Southwest San Juan
Mountains Uncompahgre Plateau And Dallas Divide Upper
Gunnison River Valley Upper Yampa River Basin And West Elk
And Sawatch Mountains. In Utah Arches/grand Flat Eastern
Uinta Basin Eastern Uinta Mountains La Sal And Abajo
Mountains And Tavaputs Plateau.
- From Noon Mdt Today Through This Evening
- Flash Flooding Is Possible This Afternoon And Evening Due To
Heavy Rainfall From Monsoonal Moisture And Another Disturbance
That Will Move Across Northern And Central Colorado And Utah.
Storms Will Also Be Slow Moving Further Increasing Flash
Flooding Risks.
- Debris And Mud Flows Will Be Possible Especially Near Old Burn
Scars. Normally Dry Washes And Small Streams May Fill Rapidly.
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 areas are affected:

  • Chaves
  • De Baca
  • Guadalupe
  • Quay
  • Roosevelt

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
De Baca County In East Central New Mexico
Eastern Guadalupe County In East Central New Mexico
Extreme Southwestern Quay County In East Central New Mexico
Northwestern Roosevelt County In East Central New Mexico
Central Chaves County In Southeast New Mexico
- Until 415 Pm Mdt
- At 118 Pm Mdt County Emergency Management Officials And Trained
Weather Spotters Continued To Report Flooded Areas Along The
Greater Pecos River Basin. Areas Such As Alamogordo Creek
Taiban Creek And Truchas Creek Are Flooded With Standing Water
Near The Confluence Of These Creeks With The Pecos. Law Enforcement
Officials Have Also Closed U.s. 84 Between Fort Sumner And Sumner
Lake. Additional Flooded Areas May Extend Around The Greater Santa
Rosa Area As Well As In Portions Of Chaves County Near The
Confluence Of The Arroyo Del Macho Rio Hondo Rocky Arroyo And
The Thirteen Mile Draw.
- Strong Flows And High Water Levels Are Expected In
Arroyos Small Streams And Over Low Water Crossings. Rapid
Runoff And Standing Water May Make Many Secondary Roads And Even
Some Primary Roads Impassable.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Both Localized And Distant Heavy Rainfall Will Create Dangerous Flows
In Arroyos And Over Low Water Crossings. Do Not Attempt To Drive
Through These Waters. Water In Arroyos May Travel Many Miles And Take
Hours To Reach Your Location From Upstream Rain Areas.

Areal Flood Advisory

The following area is affected:

  • Torrance

The National Weather Service In Albuquerque Has Issued An
- Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For
East Central Torrance County In Central New Mexico
West Central Guadalupe County In East Central New Mexico
- Until 545 Pm Mdt
- At 246 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Heavy Rain Occurring Over Western Guadalupe County North Of
The Village Of Vaughn. Radar Is Currently Estimating Two To
Two And A Half Inches Of Rainfall That Will Lead To Excessive
Runoff Into Smaller Washes Feeding Into The Pintado Arroyo.
- Strong Flows And High Water Levels Are Expected In
Arroyos Small Streams And Over Low Water Crossings.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
Heavy Rainfall May Result In Flooding Of Road Intersections And Low
Lying Areas. Waters May Begin To Run In Normally Dry Arroyos And
Spill Over The Banks Of Small Streams And Creeks.

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
Central Sierra County In North Central New Mexico
- Until 545 Pm Mdt
- At 247 Pm Mdt National Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated
Thunderstorms With Heavy Rainfall Across The Advisory Area. Doppler
Radar Estimated An Inch To And Inch And Half Of Rain Had Fallen In
In 30 Minutes Or Less.
- Locations Impacted Include
Truth Or Consequences
Monticello
Las Palomas
Engle
Placitas
Placitas In Sierra County
Williamsburg
Elephant Butte
Cuchillo
Alamosa Canyon
Rock House
North Monticello Point
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.