SIPAPU SKI AREA


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
  • 0"
  • 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
  • 0"
  • 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
  • 73°
  • 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.

Nearby Snow Forecasts

Hourly snow forecasts for ski areas in the region

Snow Forecast

  • Next 5 Days
  • 0"
  • Today, Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 73. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Tomorrow, A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Upper La Junta 8 9,017 ft
Columbine 27 7,911 ft
Cuchillo 3 8,208 ft
Hodges 14 8,453 ft
Tererro - State Fish and Game 10 7,714 ft
Little Arsenic Springs None 7,498 ft
Panchuela 6 8,330 ft
Comales 10 7,968 ft
El Porvenir 13 7,510 ft
La Sombra 13 7,789 ft
Duran 12 8,830 ft
Twining 4 9,405 ft
Montoso - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,500 ft
Cow Creek 5 8,437 ft
Cebolla Mesa 5 7,372 ft
Capulin 11 7,758 ft
EV Long 20 7,470 ft
Agua Piedra 44 8,415 ft
El Aguaje - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,467 ft
Jacks Creek 40 8,894 ft
Big Arsenic Springs - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,516 ft
Santa Barbara 22 8,842 ft
Iron Gate 14 9,410 ft
Goat Hill 6 7,682 ft
Las Petacas 9 7,389 ft
Lower Hondo 4 7,880 ft
Cowles 9 8,216 ft
La Junta - Wild Rivers Rec Area None 7,465 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Taos Ski Valley 0" 65° 0"
Sipapu Ski Area -1" 73° 0"
Ski Santa Fe -1" 59° 0"
Angel Fire Resort 0" 71° 0"
Red River Ski Area 0" 68° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Pilar/Race Course 311.0cfs 6.0 Mi III- to IV-

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Santa Fe River Near Santa Fe
USGS 08316000
1 cfs 1.4 ft
San Antonio River At Mouth
USGS 08248500
5 cfs 1.4 ft
Pecos River Near Pecos
USGS 08378500
182 cfs 3.1 ft
Culebra Creek At San Luis
USGS 08250000
50 cfs 0.9 ft
Red River Below Fish Hatchery
USGS 08266820
89 cfs 4.8 ft
Red River Near Questa
USGS 08265000
45 cfs 2.7 ft
Costilla Creek Above Costilla Dam
USGS 08252500
15 cfs 2.1 ft
Rio Hondo Near Valdez
USGS 08267500
30 cfs 2.5 ft
Rio Grande Blw Taos Junction Bridge Near Taos
USGS 08276500
311 cfs 3.7 ft
Rayado Creek Near Cimarron
USGS 07208500
15 cfs 2.5 ft
Santa Cruz River Near Cundiyo
USGS 08291000
32 cfs 4.8 ft
Rio Ojo Caliente At La Madera
USGS 08289000
17 cfs 3.0 ft
Tesuque Creek Above Diversions Near Santa Fe
USGS 08302500
1 cfs 5.2 ft
Cimarron River Below Eagle Nest Dam
USGS 07206000
6 cfs 0.4 ft
Gallinas Creek Near Montezuma
USGS 08380500
15 cfs 1.1 ft
Rio Lucero Near Arroyo Seco
USGS 08271000
16 cfs 2.0 ft
Santa Fe R Abv Mcclure Res (8 Ft)
USGS 08315480
16 cfs 1.5 ft
Rio Pueblo Nr Penasco
USGS 08277470
24 cfs 3.3 ft
Santistevan Creek Near Costilla
USGS 08253500
2 cfs 0.5 ft
Rio Grande Near Lobatos
USGS 08251500
101 cfs 1.0 ft
Mora River Near Golondrinas
USGS 07216500
68 cfs 1.9 ft
Rio Grande At Embudo
USGS 08279500
358 cfs 2.8 ft
Ponil Creek Near Cimarron
USGS 07207500
10 cfs 1.8 ft
Rio Grande At Otowi Bridge
USGS 08313000
435 cfs 2.7 ft
Embudo Creek At Dixon
USGS 08279000
78 cfs 9.1 ft
Mora River At La Cueva
USGS 07215500
71 cfs 6.1 ft
Casias Creek Near Costilla
USGS 08253000
17 cfs 3.7 ft
Conejos River Near Mogote
USGS 08246500
202 cfs 2.5 ft
Costilla Creek Near Garcia
USGS 08261000
0 cfs 1.9 ft
Rio Pueblo De Taos Below Los Cordovas
USGS 08276300
5 cfs 5.9 ft
Rio Nambe Below Nambe Falls Dam Near Nambe
USGS 08294210
5 cfs 0.6 ft
Rio Grande Del Rancho Near Talpa
USGS 08275500
15 cfs 4.6 ft
Rio Grande Near Cerro
USGS 08263500
147 cfs 2.1 ft
Rio Mora Near Terrero
USGS 08377900
70 cfs 1.8 ft
Rio Nambe Above Nambe Falls Dam Near Nambe
USGS 08294195
6 cfs 3.4 ft
Costilla Creek Below Costilla Dam
USGS 08254000
62 cfs 2.2 ft
Cimarron River Near Cimarron
USGS 07207000
19 cfs 1.2 ft
Costilla Creek Near Costilla
USGS 08255500
68 cfs 2.5 ft
Rio Chama Near Chamita
USGS 08290000
247 cfs 4.1 ft
Coyote Creek Near Golondrinas
USGS 07218000
3 cfs 2.6 ft
Pecos River Near Anton Chico
USGS 08379500
132 cfs 3.2 ft
Gallinas River Near Lourdes
USGS 08382000
2 cfs 1.5 ft
Rio Pueblo De Taos Near Taos
USGS 08269000
16 cfs 0.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Elk Cabin
SNOTEL 921
1" 1"
North Costilla
SNOTEL 665
1" 0"
Wesner Springs
SNOTEL 854
1" 0"

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