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Hermits Peak Fire

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Unit Information

New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 
New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 

Incident Contacts

  • Hermits Peak Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    505-356-2636
    Hours:
    Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs
    Email:
    SM.FS.sfnfpao@usda.gov
    Phone:
    505-438-5320

Flash Flood Watch - 08/20/2022

Hermits Peak Fire
News - 08/20/2022

 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 REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...  * WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* 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 central New Mexico, Curry County, De Baca County, Guadalupe County, Quay County and Roosevelt County. In northcentral New Mexico, Espanola Valley, Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass, Santa Fe Metro Area and Southern Sangre  de  Cristo  Mountains.  In  northeast  New  Mexico,  Eastern  San  Miguel  County,  Far  Northeast  Highlands,  Harding County and Northeast Highlands. In west central New Mexico, West Central Highlands.

* WHEN...Through this evening.

*  IMPACTS...Excessive  runoff  may  result  in  flooding  of  rivers,  creeks,  streams,  and  other  low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Widespread light to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms will continue today. Rainfall amounts of 0.50 to  1.5  inches  are  expected  across  northern,  central,  and  western  NM  with  2  to  4  inches  expected  across  the  south and east.

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.