I get it. Albuquerque is not a wet place. With an average of 9.71 inches (24.7 cm) per year of precipitation at the PRISM pixel for my house, I live in a desert, a hair beneath the arbitrary 10 inch (25 cm) definitional cutoff. But this is f’ing ridiculous.
With January done, I’ve received 0.44 inches (1.12 cm) of precipitation since Oct. 1, the first four months of the “water year”. Driest start since I started keeping records in 1999. Here’s the Feb-Mar forecast map: