PAJARITO MOUNTAIN




Flash Flood Watch currently in effect for Pajarito Mountain. * WHAT...Flash flooding and debris flows caused by excessive rainfall continue to be possible over the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon, Cooks Peak and Cerro Pelado burn scar. * WHERE...Portions of north central and northeast New Mexico, including the following areas, in north central New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Jemez Mountains and Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. In northeast New Mexico, Northeast Highlands. * WHEN...Through Sunday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Heavy rainfall over the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon, Cooks Peak and Cerro Pelado burn scar is expected up to and during the period of the watch. Residents near the Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon, Cooks Peak and Cerro Pelado burn scar should prepare for potential flooding impacts. Be sure to stay up to date with information from local authorities. Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding of low-lying areas, urbanized street flooding, and debris flows in and near recent wildfire burn scars. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - National Weather Service Meteorologists are forecasting heavy rainfall over the burn scar, which may lead to flash flooding and debris flows. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
  • Snowpack
  • 6.0"
  • Snowpack levels are currently 600% below the seasonal average of 0". The highest snowpack observed on this date in the past 10 years was in 2008, when snowpack depth was recorded at 2.0".
  • New Snowfall
  • Past 24 hours
  • 1"
  • The mountain reports 1.0" of new snowfall today, raising snowpack levels to 6.0" and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 0".

  • Air Temp
  • 66°
  • It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 57° - 69° over the next 5 days.

Seasonal Comparison

Compare snowpack levels this season from past seasons
Current Average Max Min
6.0" (-600%) 0" 2.0" (2008) -1.0" (2017)

Snow Forecast

Snow and weather outlook for the ski area.
  • Today, Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tomorrow, Showers and thunderstorms. High near 57. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Nearby Ski Areas

Upcoming snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Outdoor Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation hotspots
Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
ECHO AMPHITHEATER 9 6,645 ft
LAS CONCHAS 9 8,422 ft
EL RITO 8 7,605 ft
JUNIPER - BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT 66 6,673 ft
COCHITI - COCHITI LAKE 60 5,543 ft
TETILLA PEAK - COCHITI LAKE 51 5,553 ft
RIANA - ABIQUIU RESERVOIR 53 6,462 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
PAJARITO MOUNTAIN 6" 66° 0"
SANDIA PEAK SKI AREA 6" 66° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class

Area Hydrology

Compare snow and flow conditions for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
RIO GRANDE AT ALBUQUERQUE
USGS 08330000
165 cfs 2.5 ft
RIO GRANDE AT ISLETA LAKES NR ISLETA
USGS 08330875
228 cfs 4.6 ft
RIO NAMBE BELOW NAMBE FALLS DAM NEAR NAMBE
USGS 08294210
4 cfs 0.6 ft
RIO GRANDE AT EMBUDO
USGS 08279500
427 cfs 3.0 ft
SANTA FE R ABV MCCLURE RES (8 FT)
USGS 08315480
5 cfs 0.9 ft
RIO CHAMA BELOW EL VADO DAM
USGS 08285500
610 cfs 3.0 ft
RIO OJO CALIENTE AT LA MADERA
USGS 08289000
7 cfs 2.8 ft
RITO DE LOS FRIJOLES IN BANDELIER NAT MON
USGS 08313350
1 cfs 1.6 ft
RIO NAMBE ABOVE NAMBE FALLS DAM NEAR NAMBE
USGS 08294195
10 cfs 3.4 ft
SANTA FE RIVER ABOVE COCHITI LAKE
USGS 08317200
2 cfs 0.6 ft
RIO GRANDE BELOW COCHITI DAM
USGS 08317400
386 cfs 2.1 ft
EMBUDO CREEK AT DIXON
USGS 08279000
20 cfs 8.6 ft
SAN JOSE DRAIN AT WOODWARD RD AT ALBQ.
USGS 08330200
1 cfs 0.2 ft
TESUQUE CREEK ABOVE DIVERSIONS NEAR SANTA FE
USGS 08302500
0 cfs 5.1 ft
RIO CHAMA NEAR LA PUENTE
USGS 08284100
54 cfs 2.5 ft
RIO CHAMA BELOW ABIQUIU DAM
USGS 08287000
172 cfs 2.4 ft
NORTH FLOODWAY CHANNEL NEAR ALAMEDA
USGS 08329900
6 cfs 0.3 ft
HAHN ARROYO IN ALBUQUERQUE
USGS 08329840
0 cfs 1.1 ft
RIO CHAMA NEAR CHAMITA
USGS 08290000
123 cfs 3.8 ft
RIO GRANDE AT OTOWI BRIDGE
USGS 08313000
621 cfs 3.2 ft
JEMEZ RIVER NEAR JEMEZ
USGS 08324000
21 cfs 3.3 ft
RIO GRANDE NR ALAMEDA
USGS 08329928
195 cfs 2.5 ft
RIO GRANDE BLW TAOS JUNCTION BRIDGE NEAR TAOS
USGS 08276500
376 cfs 3.8 ft
RIO CHAMA ABOVE ABIQUIU RESERVOIR
USGS 08286500
573 cfs 6.4 ft
SANTA CRUZ RIVER NEAR CUNDIYO
USGS 08291000
18 cfs 4.6 ft
RIO GRANDE AT SAN FELIPE
USGS 08319000
374 cfs 5.1 ft
SANTA FE RIVER NEAR SANTA FE
USGS 08316000
4 cfs 1.6 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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