Los Alamos Under Flood Watch



Flash Flood Warning

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. today for northern Los Alamos … extreme southeastern Rio Arriba … northwestern Santa Fe … and east central Sandoval counties.

At 5:24 p.m., the National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to indicate a moderate rain continuing over the Las Conchas burn scar … but intensity was trending down.

However … very heavy downpours had occurred over the northern half of the burn scar and rapid runoff and flash flooding is expected to continue.

Flash flooding of State Highway 501 southwest of Los Alamos is expected with radar estimates of one and one half inches over the past hour there.

Locations impacted include Santa Clara Pueblo and Espanola.

Precautionary/preparedness actions:

  • Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.



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