A few weeks ago, the “facts only” LA Times announced that New Mexico would never recover from the drought.
Aug. 6, 2013
Nowhere is it worse than in New Mexico. In this parched state, the question is no longer how much worse it can get but whether it will ever get better — and, ominously, whether collapsing ecosystems can recover even if it does.
About three weeks after the article was written, New Mexico was flooded.
And now they have a huge early snowstorm coming in.
November 19, 2013
A potent cold front is then expected to plunge southwestward across eastern New Mexico Thursday and Thursday night ushering in very cold temperatures for late November. This front will surge through gaps in the Central Mountain chain Thursday night and create an extended period of strong east winds below canyons opening into the Rio Grande Valley likely to last through Saturday night. Although the broad upper level storm system will stall over the upper Baja Peninsula through Saturday… it will begin to spread accumulating snow across northern and western New Mexico Thursday night and Friday as the cold front causes snow levels to lower. In addition… on the far eastern plains freezing precipitation may produce light ice accumulation Thursday night through Friday night or Saturday. With the front pushing well into Arizona on Saturday… precipitation may briefly wane over much of New Mexico before increasing in coverage and intensity again Sunday and Monday as the upper low finally ejects northeastward over the state.