KUNM

Wet Spring Weather On The Way

Mar 18, 2015

A moist spring could lead to an active monsoon season in New Mexico and a wet winter, according to the National Weather Service.
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New Mexico is on track for some much needed drought relief according to the National Weather Service spring forecast.

Andrew Church is an NWS meteorologist and said a combination of warm coastal waters and a shift in trade winds from last week’s tropical cyclones will deliver higher than average precipitation across the state.

“It’s a wet scenario for us, something we haven’t seen in at least four years so,” Church explained. “If you were thinking about investing in rain barrels, this would be a good year to do it!”

Church said the pattern could continue throughout the summer and possibly into next winter.

The extended forecast also calls for a little less wind this spring.