Two days ago, NOAA predicted a new drought for the southwest.
November 21st, 2013
Drought, and not widespread snowstorms, may be the biggest story this winter according to the official U.S. winter outlook.
The outlook, issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday, shows that the winter of 2013-14 is likely to feature an expansion and intensification of drought conditions across the Southwest
And today, a record early season snowstorm in New Mexico and Arizona.
Statement as of 11:46 AM MST on November 23, 2013
… Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 am MST Monday…A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow remains in effect until 6 am
* Snow accumulations… an additional 2 to 5 inches above 7500
feet today with snow amounts increasing tonight. Between
tonight and Monday morning… an additional 8 to 16 inches of
snow is likely.
h/t to Organic Fool