UPDATED OUTLOOK .....March 2014
The climate forecast for the month of March has validated with extreme drought conditions persisting.
The latest climate forecast is, in general, forecasting near average or slightly below average precipitation for the month of April. While the precipitation amounts would not end the severe drought, it could help improve sub-soil deficits.
April 2014 Climate Forecast
These climate outlooks render 4 times per day and could change if overall synoptic events change.
The latest ENSO report continues with overall neutral SST's (sea surface temperatures) in the Eastern Pacific and latest climate forecast models continue the neutral phase into the
Spring Season 2014. So as already discussed, the drought of 2010 will continue even with periodic precipitation events. These weather events could produce significant precipitation-but then extended dry weather events may last several days before the next precipitation event. Lubbock official climate data reveals continued below average precipitation, and will continue until a potential El Nino ENSO by the Summer 2014.
A continued drought suggests that water restrictions should continue. While the city of Lubbock is now implementing stage 1 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.
We'll Keep you Advised with the latest ENSO reports and extended climate forecasts.
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