Severe Weather Alerts - Taos Pueblo, NM

  • Flash Flood Watch

    Flash Flood Watch in effect from 12:00 PM MDT until Friday, 4:00 AM MDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATETONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...EAST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...ESTANCIA VALLEY...JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS...SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS...SANTA FE METRO AREA...SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET...SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS...WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS...WEST CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

* FROM NOON MDT TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* ABUNDANT MOISTURE IN PLACE AND PASSING DISTURBANCES ALOFT WILL PRODUCE SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING. STORMS SHOULD BECOME MOST WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE WEST AND NORTHWEST MOUNTAINS THIS AFTERNOON...THEN THE FOCUS SHOULD SHIFT TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS DURING THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. SLOW STORM MOTIONS ARE EXPECTED WITH MOST CELLS DRIFTING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST OR SOUTH.

* LOCATIONS WHERE THE GROUND IS ALREADY SATURATED FROM RECENT RAINFALL WILL BE FAVORED FOR FLASH FLOODING. OTHER VULNERABLE LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE STEEP TERRAIN...URBAN AREAS AND BURN SCARS. KEEP A WATCHFUL EYE ON ARROYOS AND SMALL STREAMS... AND STAY OUT OF FLOODED LOW WATER CROSSINGS. MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS CLOSELY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION IF A WARNING OR ADVISORY IS ISSUED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TOFLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASHFLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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