Despite monsoon, Four Corners area still facing drought
August 06, 2019 08:10 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While much of New Mexico is now drought-free, dry conditions have not left western New Mexico.
That's directly related to the dismal snowpack in winter 2017 and 2018.
There has been some improvement with exceptional drought – the worst kind of drought falling off the map.
However, there is still some abnormally dry conditions and moderate drought.
To get rid of that, New Mexico will need ample and consistent monsoon rain for the rest of the summer, along with excellent snowpack this coming fall and winter.
Current predictions call for normal monsoon conditions for the next several weeks.
As for snowpack, there is no definite signal that it will be enough to finally get rid of the drought.
Updated: August 06, 2019 08:10 PM
Created: August 06, 2019 04:54 PM
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