Everything looks leafy and springlike in that slightly gnarly Texas sort of way, but we appear to be moving headlong toward a nasty brown summer. We got a little rain this morning, but given how dark and windy it got, it was a disappointment.
Almost the entire Southern tier is in a severe water deficit. Some of this is due to La Nina conditions, which I had heard to be in retreat but which still seem robust by the numbers. But it’s a bit scary in the context of expected trends in the southwest.