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Flash Flood Warning for LA County until 5:45 p.m.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

* UNTIL 545 PM MDT

* AT 343 PM MDT... LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM 9 MILES EAST OF JEMEZ SPRINGS... OR ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING WAS MOVING SLOWLY TO THE EAST NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 MPH. HOURLY RAINFALL RATES NEAR ONE INCH ARE LIKELY OVER A BROAD AREA EXTENDING FROM THE DOME WILDERNESS TO UPPER PERALTA CANYON TO BORREGO CANYON SOUTHEAST OF PONDEROSA.

THIS WILL IMPACT THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT... FRIJOLES CANYON... COCHITI CANYON... PERALTA CANYON... HIGHWAY 4 FROM STATE ROAD 501 JUNCTION TO LAS CONCHAS CAMPGROUND AND DOME WILDERNESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RUNOFF FROM RAINFALL WILL CAUSE ELEVATED WATER LEVELS WITHIN VULNERABLE DRAINAGES IN AND DOWNSTREAM OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR.

ARROYOS... STREAMS AND NORMALLY DRY WASHES CAN BECOME RAGING CURRENTS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.