To the west and north of New Mexico on the Colorado River, the upper basin of the Colorado has received healthy, above average precipitation so far this year (121 percent of average as of 4/21). Albuquerque NM 87106 Drought Forecast. Drought conditions have improved in the last month in Hawaii and, despite the dry signal in the statistical model guidance during September, drought removal and improvement are favored to continue. Meanwhile September was very close to normal. Louisiana: Glyphosate-Resistant Italian Ryegrass Management The U.S. Drought Monitor started in 2000. The April to July inflow forecast to Glen Canyon Dam / Lake Powell, which represents the bulk of the inflow, increased by 6 percent since March 1 to 122 percent of average. “We’re in a recovery phase,” he said, noting that almost every reservoir in the state is still below average because of the effects of long-term drought. A back door cold front on the 19th delivered some cooler air to mainly the east on the 19th. Hail up to the size of nickels was reported at the Route 66 Casino, while up to an inch and a half of rain fell across southern Albuquerque. Nearly every square mile of New Mexico was dealing with drought at this time last year. Additional Information. The current and past U.S. Drought Monitor map depictions of drought can be found at: October 2016. There may be an issue with the delivery of your newspaper. Please Contact Us. Seasonal Drought Outlook National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. The Climate Prediction Center's seasonal forecast, out this morning, offers little hope for drought relief in New Mexico at least through July. Small hail was common as a trough of low pressure crossed the state. CPC (Climate Prediction Center) forecasters (top graphic) and computer models (lower graphic) show conditions are expected to trend toward a weak La Nina from this winter through next spring. If you have any questions or comments about this drought information statement, please contact: National Weather Service ABX Albuquerque Radar Climate Prediction Center As I wrote in this morning’s paper, Albuquerque is preparing for a stage one drought declaration, and the state’s reservoirs are largely empty going into a third year of drought. Map of Latest Wind and Precipitation Reports, Radar Click on the image to take you to the USGS site. Local Observations Page But dry and milder weather followed from the 20th into the 24th. Long-range model guidance suggest wetter-than-normal conditions in Puerto Rico, favoring no drought development. Nearly every square mile of New Mexico was dealing with drought at this time last year. Hourly View Forecast The parties also recently met in Denver to talk about modeling and the potential of reaching a settlement. A La Nina Watch has been re-issued. Click on the link below, then scroll down to New Mexico. SKYWARN The exception is the Pacific Northwest, where above-normal precipitation and drought removal (D1) and improvement (D2 and worse) are favored. Submit A Storm Report Drought in New Mexico from 2000 - 2020. The La Nina watch has been re-issued! Louisiana: Winter Cover Crops- Benefits and Planning Strategies for Cover Crop Success.