Weather for Roswell, New Mexico
Lat: 33.37N, Lon: 104.53W
Wx Zone: NMZ538 CWA Used: ABQ
New Mexico Drought Monitor
The New Mexico Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of New Mexico land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.
Read an explanation of the drought intensities and what they mean.
New Mexico Hydrologic Information Statement
Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.
000 FGUS75 KABQ 061521 ESFABQ NMC001>011-019-021-027-028-031-033-037>049-053>061-312359- HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM 820 AM MST THU MAR 6 2014 ...SPRING FLOOD OUTLOOK... ...LOW FLOOD RISK THIS SPRING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... THE CURRENT SNOWPACK IN THE NORTHERN NEW MEXICO MOUNTAINS RANGES FROM 26 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN ON THE UPPER CANADIAN RIVER BASIN...38 PERCENT ON THE UPPER PECOS RIVER BASIN...41 PERCENT IN THE RIO GRANDE BASIN TO 84 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN IN THE SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN. SNOW PACK IN THE CHUSKA MOUNTAINS IS 32 PERCENT OF THE MEDIAN...WHILE SNOW PACK IN THE NORTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS AND IN THE NORTHERN GILA MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHERN CATRON COUNTY IS FAR BELOW NORMAL. ANY SIGNIFICANT RIVER OR STREAM FLOODING THAT MIGHT OCCUR THIS SPRING WOULD LIKELY ONLY BE THE RESULT OF A HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT OCCURRING IN THE MOUNTAIN REGIONS WHILE SNOW MELT RUNOFF IS PEAKING. THE NEW MEXICO WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SPRING FAVORS ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WHILE THERE ARE EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE NORMAL...NORMAL OR BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NEW MEXICO. $$ CJ