FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 20, 2022 San Miguel/ Mora County News Release
Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire: Flood Watch
Las Vegas/ Mora – The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued Flood Watch for The Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon burn scar for Mora County and San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico.
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.
· WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. Flash Flooding on burn scar areas for the Hermit`s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire perimeter.
· WHERE...Portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, and west central New Mexico, including the following areas, in central New Mexico, Central Highlands, Estancia Valley, Middle Rio Grande Valley including the Albuquerque Metro Area and Sandia and Manzano Mountains including Edgewood. In east centralNew Mexico, Guadalupe County. In north central New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Espanola Valley, Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass, Jemez Mountains, Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Santa Fe Metro Area, Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Tusas Mountains Including Chama and Upper Rio GrandeValley. In northeast New Mexico, Eastern San Miguel County, Far Northeast Highlands, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass and Northeast Highlands. In west central New Mexico, West Central Highlands and West Central Mountains.
· WHEN...From Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.
· IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.