Woo Hoo! FINALLY we got some decent rain here. Haven’t had ANY rain since early July and the soil is so parched. Now if we only get another 30 days of this we might get rid of our terrible drought. Tomorrow I’m gonna turn off the drip system to the vegetable patch!
Looks like El Nino is back! After having his evil little sister here (La Nina) for the last 2 years, it looks like she is finally gone. La Nina weather pattern in New Mexico basically mean we have droughts while El Nino weather pattern means we get our normal or above normal precipitation in the form of the monsoon rains in the summer and snow in the winter-much needed moisture after 2 years of an extreme drought. All this because the jet stream which has been missing us and going above New Mexico will be coming back down and bringing storms and moisture to us. Hallelujah!
So I was happy today being stuck inside from 10am -4pm with this FANTASTIC RAIN!! And it looks like it’s not over for today. Incredible! It poured! Incredible! Rained almost continuously! Fantastic! We have been so parched here in Santa Fe greater area that this was truly a blessing from the universe that we desperately need.
Looks like I’ll turn off the drip systems for a few days! YEA! To read more on the El Nino, go to Chance of El Nino Conditions Just Went Up