Weather Alerts for Santa Fe

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
West Central Mountains - West Central Highlands - Southwest Mountains - Tusas Mountains Including Chama - Jemez Mountains - Glorieta Mesa Including Glorieta Pass - Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains - Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains - East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains - Upper Rio Grande Valley - Espanola Valley - Santa Fe Metro Area - Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area - Lower Rio Grande Valley - Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood - Estancia Valley - Central Highlands - Johnson and Bartlett Mesas Including Raton Pass - Far Northeast Highlands - Northeast Highlands - Union County - Harding County - Eastern San Miguel County - Guadalupe County - De Baca County - Eastern Lincoln County - Southwest Chaves County - San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands
Effective: Sat, 7/20 2:12am Updated: Sat, 7/20 8:39am Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 7/20 12:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall will be
possible again Saturday.

* WHERE...Portions of west-central, central, eastern and
northeastern NM. These areas include the Continental Divide from
Catron to McKinley Counties, the northern mountains, the Rio
Grande Valley from Colorado to Albuquerque to Socorro, the
highlands from Raton to Ruidoso, and the northeastern plains of NM.

* WHEN...From noon MDT today through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

- Stronger storms will be capable of torrential rainfall at
rates over 2 inches per hour. Locations where the ground is
already saturated from recent rainfall, as well as burn scars
and urban areas, will be especially susceptible to rapid
runoff and flash flooding Saturday afternoon and night.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.