This Is What An Extreme Drought & 110ºF Do.
Burnt Pasture South Of Tatum In Northern Lea County.
Tropics Coming Alive.
(Thursday, August 20, 2020).
Computer Model Track Forecasts.
ACTF Forecast Tracks.
Hurricane Genevieve Forecast Track.
Water-Water Everywhere And Not A Drop To Drink.
Over the coming week to ten-day period, three separate tropical storms will likely dump a lot of rain on portions of the U.S. But as you may have already guessed it won't be New Mexico. At least it appears that way as of now.
It is important to note however that in twelve days our meteorological summer comes to an end as the meteorological fall begins (Tuesday, September 1st). This is the time of the year when we typically see our wettest months (July, August, September).
As those of you who have lived in New Mexico for a while are well aware, this isn't always the case. Such has been the case this summer. As I write this my thermometer outside tells me its 106ºF...again, really. Like many of you, I'm tired of this excessive heat and drought...which is now classified as "extreme" here in Southeastern New Mexico. I've had a whopping 4.17" of rain all year long.
With La Nina conditions continuing to develop out over the Equatorial Pacific Ocean it does not appear that our drought is ending anytime soon. All it would take to give us some relief is for the potential developing Tropical Storm/Hurricane (Invest 14) to slam into south Texas and come northwest into W Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. But those chances are pretty remote at this time.
More on all of this as conditions develop.
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!