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 NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING...
· WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
· WHERE...Portions of central, north central, and west central New Mexico, including the following areas, in central New Mexico, South Central Mountains. In north central New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez Mountains, and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In west central New Mexico, Southwest Mountains.
· WHEN...From Noon MDT today through this evening.
· IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Low-water crossings may be flooded. Life threatening flash flooding and debris flows are possible in and around recent wildfire burn scars.
· ADDITIONAL DETAILS...- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars. Significant runoff may cause flooding of creeks and rivers.