End InSight April 2003

Date issued

As temperatures across the Southwest begin to heat up, the news on the drought front is both good and bad. On the one hand, short-term drought conditions have eased across much of the Southwest, and conditions are considerably less dry than this time last year. On the other hand, even the plentiful late-season snow that has fallen across some areas of the Southwest did not bring snowpack levels up to average; fire danger is increasing along with the temperatures; and rangeland conditions over much of the region have not yet improved. As we enter the historically dry early summer period, it may seem a long wait to find out if the summer monsoons will bring bountiful rains.

Published by the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), with support from University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, the Arizona State Climate Office, and the New Mexico State Climate office.

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