Weather Emergencies


Northern New Mexico is expected to experience another La Ninaseason for snowfall, which typically means that snowfall incidents are few and the amount of snowfall is less than in other years. However, don't be lulled into thinking a La Nina year means "no snow" - Los Alamos County could still very well experience at least two or three severe snowstorms this winter. When snow seems likely, listen to forecasts on radio or T.V., tune into NOAA Weather Radio or visit the National Weather Service web site (see links to the left).

Given our altitude, we highly recommend that citizens be prepared for winter storms, including the possibility of 2-3 days of isolation due to above-normal snow pack. Prepare your family and home for winter emergencies by weatherizing your home and your automobiles, and be sure to create a disaster supplies kit.

More information is available at the websites below.

Winter Weather Preparedness-Red Cross

You can also download these documents:

Road Conditions Information

New Mexico Road Advisories: 1-800-432-4269

New Mexico Current Road Incidents: visit

Contact Information

Emergency Services Commander
Beverley Simpson 

Useful Links

Los Alamos Weather
Weather information including Dopplar radar images. Includes Alerts, watches and warnings from the National Weather Service (Be sure to check the date and time to make sure it is current.)
Current Weather in Albuquerque
National Weather Service's Albuquerque home page.
Skywarn Storm Spotter Program
Learn about the U.S. Skywarn Storm Spotter Program, which helps authorities get up-to-the-minute news about storms.