Drought Information Statement
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
535 PM MDT MON AUG 18 2014

   ...NO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT IN NEW MEXICO...
   ...40 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...
   ...70 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN MODERATE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...

SYNOPSIS...

JULY PRECIPITATION WAS WELL ABOVE NORMAL AND CERTAINLY MUCH
NEEDED ACROSS NEW MEXICO. STATEWIDE AVERAGE WAS 134 PERCENT OF
NORMAL.

NEW MEXICO PRECIPITATION FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR...JANUARY
THROUGH JULY...WAS AT 80 PERCENT OF NORMAL...THE 27TH DRIEST ON
RECORD.

FOR THE 2014 WATER YEAR SO FAR...OCTOBER 2013 THROUGH JULY 2014
AVERAGE STATEWIDE PRECIPITATION WAS 76 PERCENT OF NORMAL. THIS
WAS THE 23RD 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
2.2 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2014 THE 10TH WARMEST FIRST
SEVEN MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON RECORD. THE 2014 WATER YEAR AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE IS 1.5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS IS TIED FOR THE 15TH
WARMEST WATER YEAR ON RECORD.

PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FROM
SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER 2014 FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION
WITH EQUAL CHANCES FOR ABOVE...NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES
FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD. THE OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FROM DECEMBER
THROUGH FEBRUARY ALSO FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.

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 22 PERCENT OF
CAPACITY AS OF AUGUST FIRST.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED IN MID TO LATE SEPTEMBER 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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