Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
500 AM MST FRI DEC 19 2014

   ...NO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT IN NEW MEXICO...
   ...29 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...
   ...65 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN MODERATE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...

SYNOPSIS...

NOVEMBER IS ONE OF THE DRIEST MONTHS OF THE YEAR FOR NEW MEXICO...AND
PRECIPITATION WAS NEAR NORMAL ACROSS THE STATE. THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE
WAS 95 PERCENT OF NORMAL.

NEW MEXICO PRECIPITATION FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR...JANUARY
THROUGH NOVEMBER...WAS AT 89 PERCENT OF NORMAL...THE 47TH DRIEST
ON RECORD.

THE 2015 WATER YEAR IS JUST GETTING STARTED. OCTOBER 2014 THROUGH NOVEMBER
2014 AVERAGE STATEWIDE PRECIPITATION SO FAR WAS 69 PERCENT OF NORMAL...THE
45TH DRIEST ON RECORD.

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...

ALL PUBLIC RECREATION AREAS ARE OPEN IN NEW MEXICO.

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 1.9 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2014 THE 8TH WARMEST FIRST
ELEVEN MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FOR THE
WINTER SEASON...JANUARY THROUGH MARCH...FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION. THE TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK RANGES FROM ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES FAVORED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST CORNER TO BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES FAVORED FOR THE SOUTHEAST CORNER.

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

PLEASE SEE A DETAILED VERSION FOR ENSO: RECENT EVOLUTION...
CURRENT STATUS AND PREDICTION AT...

WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/ANLAYSIS_MONITORING/LANINA/
ENSO_EVOLUTION-STATUS-FCSTS-WEB.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 WELL BELOW NORMAL AT NEARLY ALL LAKES IN
NEW MEXICO...WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SEVERAL STORAGE LOCATIONS ALONG
THE PECOS RIVER BASIN. THE STATEWIDE AVERAGE IS JUST 22 PERCENT OF
CAPACITY AS OF DECEMBER FIRST.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED IN MID TO LATE JANUARY 2015 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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GUYER


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