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New Mexico Science

Science, climate, weather and water from a New Mexico perspective

A warm, dry forecast for New Mexico through spring

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The federal Climate Prediction Center is warning of persisting drought in New Mexico, with odds favoring warm, dry weather through spring:

Drought Outlook

Drought Outlook

Portions of western and central New Mexico that have had a break are forecast to see the return of drought, and federal forecasters are giving the rest of the state little hope for relief. The reason is a climate pattern that mixes less chance of rain and more chance of warmer than normal weather:

Temperature

Temperature

Precipitation

Precipitation

The dry weather bullseye in the latest forecasts shifts back and forth across the southwest over the next six months, but is forecast to linger through summer.

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