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Rains Reducing Drought in S.E. Colorado

Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Record to near record precipitation throughout May has ended the drought across most of southeastern Colorado.  A very stormy month has produced widespread rainfall of two to four inches across most of south central and southeast Colorado, with pockets of six to eight inches of rain recorded across […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

The first through middle part of December was very cold and relatively wet, especially across higher terrain in Colorado, as an arctic air mass entered the Rockies.  However, most of the state saw below average precipitation and cooler than average temperatures for the month as a whole.  December is generally one of the driest months […]

Monsoon Rains Bring Some Relief to Drought

    The Drought Information statement from the National Weather Service in Pueblo states the southwest monsoon came alive across Colorado in July, continuing to be active into the middle of August.  The precipitation has brought some short and long term relief to the severe to extreme drought conditions which has had its grip on […]

Drought Update: S.E. Colorado Counties Still Hard Hit

  Drought Information Statement, NWS in Pueblo  While precipitation totals from the past two months have helped the northern and central portions of the state, ranging from 125 to 175% of normal, however the weather pattern did not bring much precipitation to southern portions of Colorado with levels of precipitation at 25 to 50% of […]

NWS December Precipitation Summary for Southeast Colorado

Drought Information from National Weather Service  December saw some needed snowfall to portions of south central and southeast Colorado.  Mountain snowfall for December measured 112% of average, but the statewide snowpack as of January First was still only 70% of average.  Precipitation over the southeast plains was spotty and came in near to slightly below […]

NWS Recaps Hot and Dry Summer on S.E. Plains

Southeast Colorado Drought Update  The Colorado Water Conservation Board reports in their September 25, 2012 Drought Monitor Report, that 100% of the state is experiencing some level of drought classification with D2 and D3 conditions predominating over 80% of Colorado.   Seventeen per cent of the state is experiencing exceptional drought all of which is isolated […]

Current Drought Summary for S.E. Plains

  The warmest June on record in Colorado has been followed by the fifth warmest July on record for the state.  January through June 2012 now ranks as the second warmest calendar year since 1895 when records began.  The eastern plains saw the greatest departure from normal temperatures.  As of August 14, 2012, the U.S. […]