If you live in the Western US, the monsoon season is early and off to a fast start. The CPC has just released a new set of graphics showing above normal precip is forecast through about mid-July.

That is awesome! We need to get every bit of rain we can to get rid of this drought.

Now, there is some bad news in the latest forecast though. The strongest La Niña ever since records began, was recorded for this past May.

La Niña is a big driver of Western us drought. So if we can get a good monsoon season, that is super key because if La Niña sticks around for another year, that drought’s probably only gonna get worse and we need rain, we need it badly.