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, San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands and 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...Flooding may occur in recent burn scars, poor drainage and urban areas.
· ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Recent rains have saturated the soil in most of the burn scars, where flash flooding is most likely.
· 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.