Portal, AZ - Rodeo, NM

Weather - Precipitation

Meteorology versus Meteors

If a meteorologist studies weather, what do we call a person who studies meteors? In the days of ancient Greeks, meteorology was the study of the atmosphere, and anything that came out of it - rain, sleet, snow, hail. So, not too surprising that meteorology became the study of weather. But what about meteors? The science of meteors is called Meteorics. Accordingly, a student of meteors is a meteoriticist. A tongue twister to be sure.

Looking forward, La Niña conditions are in place across the equatorial Pacific Ocean for the third winter in a row. This leads to an increased chance of below-average precipitation for the upcoming winter season as is reflected in the latest precipitation outlooks issued by the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.

Year Totals - 2021

Year Totals - 8 Sites Over 6 Years

Year Totals - 3 Sites Over 9 Years


Information About Our Summer Monsoons