Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
120 PM MDT THU JUN 19 2014

   ...SMALL AREA OF EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT FAR NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO...
   ...85 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN SEVERE TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT...
   ...96 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN MODERATE TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT...

SYNOPSIS...

MAY PRECIPITATION WAS BELOW NORMAL ACROSS NEW MEXICO WITH A
STATEWIDE AVERAGE OF 89 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS WAS THE CLOSEST
WE HAVE COME TO NORMAL SO FAR THIS YEAR.

NEW MEXICO PRECIPITATION FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR...JANUARY
THROUGH MAY...WAS ONLY 53 PERCENT...THE 16TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

THE 2014 WATER YEAR SO FAR...OCTOBER 2013 THROUGH MAY 2014...THE
AVERAGE STATEWIDE PRECIPITATION WAS 58 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS WAS
ALSO THE 16TH DRIEST WATER YEAR ON RECORD SO FAR.

THE LATEST U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR MAP FOR NEW MEXICO CAN BE FOUND AT
HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/HOME/STATEDROUGHTMONITOR.ASPX?NM

SUMMARY OF IMPACTS...

SEVERAL PUBLIC RECREATION AREAS ARE CLOSED...IN AREAS WHERE LARGE
WILD FIRES BURNED IN THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LINK FOR A LISTING OF FIRE RESTRICTIONS...
HTTP://PUBLICLANDS.ORG/EXPLORE/INDEX.PHP?PLICSTATE=NM

CLIMATE SUMMARY...

THE AVERAGE STATEWIDE TEMPERATURE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR IS
7.3 DEGREES...WHICH IS 2.0 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2014
TIED FOR 16TH WARMEST FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON RECORD.
THE WATER YEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS 45.8 DEGREES WHICH IS 1.2
ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS TIED FOR THE 25TH WARMEST WATER YEAR ON
RECORD.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FROM
JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2014...THE BULK OF THE MONSOON SEASON...IS
WEIGHTED TOWARD ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR
ABOVE...NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES THE SAME TIME PERIOD.

PLEASE SEE THE ENSO DIAGNOSTIC DISCUSSION ISSUED BY THE NWS
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER AT...
HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/ANALYSIS_MONITORING
/ENSO_ADVISORY/ENSODISC.PDF

FOR THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE NORTHERN TWO THIRDS OF
NEW MEXICO PLEASE SEE THE NWS WFO ALBUQUERQUE WEB SITE AT...
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/ABQ

HYDROLOGIC SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK...

RESERVOIR STORAGE REMAINS BELOW NORMAL AT NEARLY ALL LAKES IN
NEW MEXICO...WITH A STATEWIDE AVERAGE OF JUST 25 PERCENT OF
CAPACITY AS OF JUNE FIRST.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED IN MID TO LATE JUNE 2014 OR
SOONER IF NECESSARY IN RESPONSE TO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN
WEATHER...WATER SUPPLY...OR DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

RELATED WEB SITES...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT OR PAST DROUGHT CONDITIONS MAY
BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS/

U.S DROUGHT MONITOR...HTTP://DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/DM/MONITOR.HTML
NWS PRECIPITATION ANALYSIS PAGE...HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV
PUBLIC LANDS INFORMATION CENTER...
HTTP://PUBLICLANDS.ORG/FIRENEWS/PRESSRELEASES/NM.PHP
CLIMATOLOGY AND PALEOCLIMATOLOGY LINKS...
HTTP://WWW.DROUGHT.UNL.EDU/WHATIS/CLIMLINKS.HTM
WESTERN REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTER...
HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/INDEX.HTML
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER...HTTP://WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/
ADDITIONAL RIVER INFORMATION...
NWS...HTTP://AHPS.SRH.NOAA.GOV/INDEX.PHP?WFO=ABQ
USGS...HTTP://WATERDATA.USGS.GOV/NM/NWIS/CURRENT?TYPE=FLOW

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS...

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR IS A MULTI-AGENCY EFFORT INVOLVING
THE NOAA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL CLIMATIC DATA
CENTER...THE USDA...STATE AND REGIONAL CLIMATE CENTERS AND
THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT
INFORMATION STATEMENT...PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
2341 CLARK CARR LOOP SE
ALBUQUERQUE NM 87106
PHONE...505-244-9147
SR-ABQ.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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