That snow was nice, but not enough

The Taos News - - LOCAL NEWS - — Cody Hooks

In other words, the drought isn’t over. Ac­cord­ing to the Thurs­day (Oct. 18) edi­tion of the U.S. Drought Mon­i­tor, North­ern New Mex­ico is cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the worst drought con­di­tions of any place in the county. The sea­sonal out­look, which cov­ers the time pe­riod be­tween now and Jan­uary, shows that the drought will likely con­tinue but im­prove. The spring of

2017 was the low­est lev­els of drought in New Mex­ico in sev­eral years, but drought con­di­tions through­out 2018 were pro­nounced, with rivers big and small dry­ing up. Though an early snow (Oct. 15-16) got many peo­ple ex­cited, the moun­tains around Taos only saw a few inches. The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice of­fice in Al­bu­querque re­ports that the Taos Pow­der­horn, a re­mote weather sta­tion near TSV, showed an

8-inch depth of snow by Oct.

16: an ad­mirable start, con­sid­er­ing the same lo­ca­tion had 1 inch of snow through­out all of Oc­to­ber last year.

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