Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

After the Drought is Over


January 26, 2023

Maps courtesy of the National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln

At last, it looks like the drought may be ending. At least that's indication from the weather patterns in the Pacific Ocean. The La Nina in the North Pacific is diminishing and the storm systems are starting to bring in more moisture than in the past two years. It's unclear if there will be an El Nino pattern but right now I think I'll settle for having La Nina somewhere else for the next 300-400 years. I know, that's unrealistic but I don't like drought. Looking at the drought maps though, it's hard to see the drought ending. Most of Laramie County is still in extreme drought but it is sta...

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