San Miguel/ Mora County News Release Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire
Flash Flood Warning
Las Vegas – The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Flash Flood Warning for The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon burn scar in Southwestern Mora County in northeastern New Mexico Northwestern San Miguel County in northeastern New Mexico until 430 PM MDT.
At 135 PM MDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar. Between 0.1 and 0.15 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.15 to 0.3 inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact Gallinas Creek and Gallinas River drainage area including Porvenir Canyon, Arroyo Pecos, Agua Zarca and Vegosa Creek. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation, and other loose materials.
HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar.
IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Burn Scar. Las Vegas, El Porvenir, Montezuma, Sapello, Storrie Lake State Park, Tierra Monte, Romeroville, Gascon, Ledoux, Morphy Lake State Park, La Cueva, Tecolote, Gallinas, San Ignacio in Guadalupe County, Manuelitas, Mineral Hill, San Geronimo, Rociada, San Pablo and South Carmen
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 1 and 26. Interstate 25 between Mile Markers 332 and 357. State Road 283 between Mile
Markers 1 and 12 and near Mile Marker 14. State Road 65 between Mile Markers 1 and 14. State Road 104
between Mile Markers 1 and 5. State Road 105 between Mile Markers 0 and 9.
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.
James T. Murray, PIO | email@example.com