UPDATED OUTLOOK .....August-October 2014
The latest climate forecast for August-October 2014 clearly show above average precipitation most likely influenced by the expected El Nino. While recent precipitation has certainlly help with our moisture deficit, the drought continues for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.
These climate outlooks render 4 times per day and could change if overall synoptic events change.
The latest ENSO report continues with overall warmer than average SST's (sea surface temperatures) in the Eastern Pacific and El Nino conditions are developing and influencing the weather models outcome. Overall the Summer of 2014 should be hotter than last year with periodic breaks of monsoon flow thunderstorms and rain.
Still, a continued drought suggests that water restrictions should continue. While the city of Lubbock is now implementing stage 2 drought rules-voluntary water restrictions should continue. Do not water during the day from 7 am-8 pm..due to high evaporation rates created by the dry weather conditions. Well water use should also follow stricter use due to the rapid depletion of the aquifer.
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