New Mexico Megadrought

New Mexico had their eighth wettest summer on record, with lots more rain in the forecast during their normally dry autumn.  The press says they are having the worst megadrought in 1,200 years.

Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Some parts of the state received more than twenty inches of rain this summer.

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2 Responses to New Mexico Megadrought

  1. Eli the Pit Bulldog says:

    I had a neighbor that was thinking about going to that area for a vacation in a couple of weeks and while talking about it, he reminded me of how bad the drought was there. I acted shocked because it’s the opposite. I told him I would send the correct information (not the media spin)
    I forgot to do that. Thanks for reminding me. I just sent him your link.
    Thanks again!

  2. conrad ziefle says:

    Writing about the climate seems to be akin to tracking Bigfoot or the Chupacabra. You take as fact whatever fantasies anyone has. As I recall, the average rainfall in New Mexico was something like 6 inches a year. So this year they got more than 3 years worth. Climate folks just change the timeline to get the facts they want. For instance, if glaciers grew in the last 3 years, they talk about glaciers shrinking over the last 100 years. If NM got 3 years of rain over the last few months, they talk about the segment of time prior to that where there was no rain, whether it was 3 years or 50 days. They just can’t deal with a random or cyclical function. They’ll find a straight line that meets their needs somewhere in there.

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