Longest Period Without Rainfall Ever Recorded (here)
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
As of this week we broke all the records. We exceeded the record of 120 days without rainfall. We have only received 1% of the rainfall we normally receive from last fall until today. Southern New Mexico and West Texas are both in uncharted territory. The scary part is that the temperatures are now nearly 100 deg. and the winds are still strong 20-45 mph. Millions of acres have already been burned, but it looks like there is more to come. The good news is there is slight chance of rain in the forecast next week. However, it looks like it will just hit the mountains and some areas surrounding us. We ordered another 2500 gallon water catch tank to add to our 1200 gallons so that we can be better prepared for these conditions.