Drought & Heat This Summer - No Relief In Sight.
Abnormally dry conditions persists across much of the local area. If you are thinking its been a hot and dry summer you are correct. Long range forecast models don't offer much long term hope of relief at this point in time either. If they are to believed our developing drought will slowly worsen in some areas with time as we head into fall. Radar Estimated & Reported August 2019 Rainfall. August 2019 Rainfall Anomalies. These rainfall graphic maps are misleading in my opinion. There have been pockets of heavy rainfall this month but comparing these maps with the reported totals noted below it appears that the radar estimates have been too high. Local Rainfall Totals. (August 2019). Southeastern Plains. South-Central Mountains. Southern New Mexico Year-To-Date Radar Estimated & Reported Rainfall Totals. (January 1st - August 30th, 2019). These year-to-date rainfall graphic maps are