Weather Service Report


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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
115 PM MDT THU OCT 16 2014

   ...NO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT IN NEW MEXICO...
   ...30 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN SEVERE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...
   ...63 PERCENT OF THE STATE IN MODERATE TO EXTREME DROUGHT...

SYNOPSIS...

SEPTEMBER PRECIPITATION WAS ABOVE TO WELL NORMAL ACROSS NEW 
MEXICO...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN AREAS. STATEWIDE AVERAGE 
WAS 190 PERCENT OF NORMAL.      

NEW MEXICO PRECIPITATION FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR SO FAR...JANUARY
THROUGH SEPTEMBER...WAS AT 98 PERCENT OF NORMAL...THE 62ND DRIEST 
ON RECORD.

FOR THE JUST COMPLETED 2014 WATER YEAR...OCTOBER 2013 THROUGH 
SEPTEMBER 2014 AVERAGE STATEWIDE PRECIPITATION WAS 93 PERCENT 
OF NORMAL. THIS WAS THE 49TH 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...

A FEW 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 1.8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS MAKES 2014 TIED FOR THE 11TH 
WARMEST FIRST NINE MONTHS OF ANY YEAR ON RECORD. THE 2014 WATER 
YEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 1.3 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS WAS 
TIED FOR THE 17TH WARMEST WATER YEAR ON RECORD.   
 
PRECIPITATION/TEMPERATURE OUTLOOKS...

THE NOAA CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER OUTLOOK FOR NEW MEXICO FOR 
NOVEMBER 2014 FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION WHILE THE CHANCES
FOR ABOVE...NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE ABOUT THE SAME. 
THE WINTER 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 OCTOBER FIRST. 

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...

THIS PRODUCT WILL BE UPDATED IN MID TO LATE NOVEMBER 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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