Flash Flood Warning: Thompson Ridge & Las Conchas Burn Scars for 7.8.2013
Incident: Thompson Ridge Post-Fire Response Burned Area Emergency Response
Flash Flood Warning: Heavy Rains Over Thompson Ridge and Las Conchas Burn Scars
An Area Flood Advisory was issued Monday by the National Weather Service in Albuquerque for the Northwestern Los Alamos County, South Central Rio Arriba County, and Northeastern Sandoval County in North Central New Mexico until 4:15PM.
AT 1:20PM MDT: National Weather Service doppler radar indicated heavy rain Northwest of Los Alamos across the northern portion of the Las Conchas and far northeast portion of the Thompson Ridge burn scars. These storms were slowly drifting east. Radar has estimated localized areas have received close to one half inch of rain, and one half inch of additional rainfall is possible.
This will impact the Las Conchas burn scar including but not limited to Los Alamos, Santa Clara Canyon, Rio del Oso, Camp May Road, Quemazan Trail, Indian Service Route 602, and the eastern portion of Valles Caldera. This will also impact far northeast portions of the Thompson Ridge burn scar that border on the Las Conchas burn scar.
Strong flows and high water levels are expected in arroyos, small streams and over low water crossings. Rapid runoff can also be expected immediately over and downstream from wildfire burn scars.
Take precautionary/preparedness actions due to the expected runoff from rainfall that will cause elevated water levels within vulnerable drainages in and downstream of the Las Conchas and Thompson ridge fire burn areas.