Flash Flood Watch currently in effect for Sipapu Ski Area. The previous watch has expired and today's watch will go into effect at noon MDT. The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central, north central, northwest, and west central New Mexico, including the following areas, in central New Mexico, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area, San Agustin Plains and Adjacent Lowlands and Sandia/Manzano Mountains Including Edgewood. In north central New Mexico, East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Espanola Valley, Far Northwest Highlands, Jemez Mountains, Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Northwest Highlands, Santa Fe Metro Area, Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Tusas Mountains Including Chama and Upper Rio Grande Valley. In northwest New Mexico, Chuska Mountains. In west central New Mexico, Southwest Mountains, West Central Highlands, West Central Mountains and West Central Plateau. * From Noon MDT today through late tonight. * A low pressure system will shift over New Mexico today. Instability associated with this feature combined with continued above normal moisture will yield another round of numerous showers and thunderstorms across much of central and western New Mexico today through tonight. These storms will be capable of very heavy rainfall, with rainfall rates exceeding two inches per hour in the strongest storms. These rates combined with some already saturated grounds will increase the threat for flash flooding. Areas over and downstream of wildfire burn scars will be especially susceptible to flash flooding.
- Snowpack levels are currently 200% above the seasonal average of 0". The highest snowpack in recent years was in 2010, when snowpack depth was observed at 0.0 inches.
- New Snowfall
- Past 24 hours
- Snowpack levels remain unchanged since yesterday, with the mountain sitting at a -1.0" snowpack and a 0.1" snow water equivalent. Perched in new-mexico, Sipapu Ski Area air temperatures were recorded at 52.0° at last check.
- Air Temp
- It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 71° - 73° over the next 5 days.