New Mexico is on track for some much needed drought relief according to the National Weather Service spring forecast.
Andrew Church is an NWS meteorologist and said a combination of warm coastal waters and a shift in trade winds from last week’s tropical cyclones will deliver higher than average precipitation across the state.
“It’s a wet scenario for us, something we haven’t seen in at least four years so,” Church explained. “If you were thinking about investing in rain barrels, this would be a good year to do it!”
Church said the pattern could continue throughout the summer and possibly into next winter.
The extended forecast also calls for a little less wind this spring.