Las Vegas – The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Burn Scar in South Central Taos County in north central New Mexico, Western Mora County in northeastern New Mexico and Northwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico.
· Until 930 PM MDT. At 521 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the northern and central parts of the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Burn Scar. Between 0.25 and 0.50 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1.0 inch are possible in the warned area through 630 PM MDT. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact Manuelitas Creek, Sapello River, Rio San Jose, Santiago Creek, Rito Cebolla, Rio La Casa, Vigil Creek, Coyote Creek, Mora River, and La Canada del Carro. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation, and other loose materials. HAZARD... Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Burn Scar. IMPACT... Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Hermits Peak Calf Canyon Burn Scar. · Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... Mora, Ledoux, Morphy Lake State Park, Cleveland, Tierra Monte, La Cueva, Holman, Gascon, Sapello, Chacon, South Carmen, Monte Aplanado, Luceros, Rainsville, Rociada, Manuelitas, Golondrinas, El Turquillo, San Ignacio in Guadalupe County and Guadalupita. · The following highways may be impacted: State Road 94 between Mile Markers 1 and 18. State Road 266 between Mile Markers 0 and 6. State Road 276 between Mile Markers 0 and 5. State Road 518 between Mile Markers 9 and 47. State Road 434 between Mile Markers 0 and 14. State Road 283 near Mile Marker 13. State Road 105 between Mile Markers 0 and 9. State Road 121 between Mile Markers 0 and 8. Please stay up to date by listening to local radio and television for further information. Local officials may call for evacuations in specific areas with the greatest risk.