NWS Hydrology Report – July, Hotter & Wetter than Average

Temperatures for July, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo, were generally three to six degrees above average across south central land southeast Colorado.  The primary observation sites at Pueblo, Colorado Springs and Alamosa were 3.8, 5.5 and 4.3 degrees above average, respectively. 

Precipitation in July ranged from above average in some instances to below average in others.  The primary sites at Pueblo and Colorado Springs were 0.31 and 2.05 inches above average, respectively.  The primary site at Alamosa was 0.80 inches below average. 

Stream flow was generally near average at the end of July, except for some slightly above average flows in the upper reaches of the Arkansas Basin.  Soil Moisture was below average.  The Arkansas Basin reported 77% of average storage overall, while the Rio Grande Basin reported just 57% of average storage overall. 

The outlook for August-September and October from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center indicates that temperatures will most likely be above average while precipitation has equal chances of being at, or above, or below average.


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