Flood Advisory: Heavy Rains Over Jaroso Burn Scar
Incident: Jaroso Post-Fire Response Burned Area Emergency Response
Flood Advisory: Heavy Rains over Jaroso Burn Scar
AT 12:31PM: An arroyo and small stream Flood Advisory was issued Monday by the National Weather Service in Albuquerque for the Northeastern Santa Fe County in North Central New Mexico, extreme West Central Mora County and extreme Northwestern San Miguel County in Northeast New Mexico until 2:30PM.
AT 12:29PM MDT: National Weather Service doppler radar indicated heavy rain over the Jaroso Burn Scar in extreme West Central Mora County. Radar has indicated up to one quarter inch of rain has already fallen with locally higher amounts on the eastern portion of the burn scar. Additional thunderstorms were developing over the area, and up to one half inch of additional rainfall is possible.
This will impact the Jaroso Burn Scar including but not limited to Jacks Creek, Panchuela Creek, Horsethief Creek, Beatty Creek, Rito Perro and areas downstream of the 2006 blowdown area.
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 runoff from the heavy rainfall that will cause elevated water levels within vulnerable drainages in and downstream of the Jaroso Fire Burn Area.