Winter Season Update
Promising start to the Winter Season has changed to prolonged dry-above average temperatures. While Lincoln National Forest continues with no restrictions, the possibility exists as temperatures warm and precipitation remains below average. So far, 0.32" of precipitation has been recorded at the MTD Studios in Ruidoso.
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UPDATED OUTLOOK.......The latest ENSO report continues with neutral SST's (sea surface temperatures) in the Eastern Pacific. Some ENSO readings are close to La Nina thresholds--but neutral SST's are expected to continue. Therefore, we must look to other weather oscillations as a predictor to this Winter Season. My official outlook for Ruidoso-Cloudcroft-and SE New Mexico has changed to continued dry weather conditions and continued strong cold fronts. Wildfire conditions are developing over the area.
For Southeast New Mexico--Precipitation at the MTD Radio Studios in Lovington stands at 0.43". While strong cold fronts will continue into March, limited precipitation events will enhance the Wildfire threat.
For Ruidoso-Cloudcroft-Alamagordo-- Recent weather pattern shift has ended snow opportunities, however, the possibility of one or two snow events continues into April.
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