As the heat descends on the South Plains, so do questions about the drought. Climate and weather experts met Thursday at Texas Tech to discuss the current drought outlook.
The Southern Great Plains Drought Outlook and Assessment Forum addressed the issues facing Texas, New Mexico and parts of Oklahoma.
Experts say the La Niña pattern is coming to a close, and that could be good news for the area. Normal to above average rainfall levels are being predicted for the summer months, but it's difficult to know for sure. Experts agree the next two months will be critical in deciding whether or not the drought will continue in the area.
As we move into the wettest time of the years, experts say wildfire danger has decreased. Water conservation was also addressed during the forum.
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