East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 11:37 AM MDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including
Red River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening.

* A very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will be ripe for
thunderstorm development over the northern mountains of New Mexico
today. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inch
rain amounts possible. Slow storm motion will increase the threat
for flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash flooding will be
on the recent wildfire burn scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita
wildfire burn scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn
scar near Cimarron where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are
possible over U.S. Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying
areas, and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem
river flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams are 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.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash
flood warnings be issued.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 11:37 AM MDT Jul. 17, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of north and central New Mexico, including the
following areas: east slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez
Mountains, northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet including
Red River, San Juan Mountains, southern Sangre de Cristos above
9500 feet and west slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

* Through this evening.

* A very moist atmosphere and an unstable airmass will be ripe for
thunderstorm development over the northern mountains of New Mexico
today. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with one to two inch
rain amounts possible. Slow storm motion will increase the threat
for flash flooding. The greatest concern for flash flooding will be
on the recent wildfire burn scars.

* The Ute Park, Morris creek, Sardinas Canyon, cajete and Bonita
wildfire burn scars will be vulnerable to flash flooding. The
greatest concern for flash flooding exists on the Ute Park burn
scar near Cimarron where dangerous debris flows and mud slides are
possible over U.S. Highway 64 between Ute Park and Cimarron. Keep a
watchful eye on arroyos, creeks, small streams and low lying
areas, and stay out of flooded low water crossings. While main Stem
river flooding is not expected, rapid rises on area rivers, creeks
and streams are 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.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash
flood warnings be issued.