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Current Drought Status in New Mexico

Current Drought Image for NM

The current and past U.S. Drought Monitor map depictions of drought can be found at:

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx

 

2017 Calendar Year Precipitation

Map showing the departure from normal precipitation since January 1st (Calendar Year).

NM precipitation departure from normal since Jan 1

 

2017 Water Year Precipitation

Map showing the departure from normal precipitation since October 1st (Water Year). 

NM precipitation departure from normal since Oct 1

 


Long Range Precipitation/Drought Outlook

The official NOAA Climate Prediction Center's latest outlook (1 month and 3 months) for New Mexico precipitation chances.

one month CPC precipitation outlook

 

three month CPC precipitation outlook
 

1 Month Precipitation CPC Outlooks

 

3 Month Precipitation CPC Outlooks

 

The seasonal outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for New Mexico.


 

  You can get detailed information on the ENSO forecast from the following links:

 

You can use the link below to see the current percent of storage capacity at all the major New Mexico dams (select the year and month, then "Submit Query"):

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/cgibin/resv-graph.pl?state=NM

All public lands, National Parks and Monuments, BLM lands, State Parks and tribal lands are open across New Mexico. There are some stage one fire restrictions, though. Click on the link below, then scroll down to New Mexico.

http://publiclands.org/explore/index.php?plicstate=NM

Drought Indices
 

Crop Moisture Index
Palmer Drought Severity Index
Percent of Normal Precipitation
SPI (Standardized Precipitation Index)

    External Links and Sites  

New Mexico State Engineer Drought Task Force (out of date)
Water Supply Forecast

Additional Information

NDMC Climatology 
NDMC Paloeclimatology 
Western Region Climate Center