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Drought Conditions Improving for Southeast Region

Update from Colorado Water Conservation Bureau A cool and wet May has eliminated drought conditions across much of Colorado. With 31 weather stations recording the wettest month ever, statewide May 2015 was the wettest May since record keeping began in 1895. In total much of the state experienced 300% of normal May precipitation. June temperatures […]

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 […]

April 2015 Drought Update from CWCB

Colorado has been warm and dry for so far this spring. March was four degrees above average across much of the state making it the 6th warmest on record. In addition, the three week period from March 9- April 1, 2015 was one of the driest on record. As of April 14th, many river basins […]

Severe Drought Conditions Expanding in S.W. Colorado

The National Weather Service has updated the state Drought Impact Statement for this past month.  March of 2015 came in like a lion and left like a lamb across south central and southeast Colorado.  The weather pattern for February continued into March, cool and unsettled.  A much warmer and dry weather pattern developed through the […]

Warm and Dry Winter Weather for S.E. Colorado

  January was the 15th warmest on record as well as being the driest January statewide since 2003. February precipitation to date statewide is 81% of average. D1 drought conditions have been introduced to the western slope. In the next two weeks, much needed precipitation is forecasted to come to the state that could benefit […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS for February 9, 2015

A generally warm and dry January was experienced for the region, especially across south central Colorado which saw well above normal temperatures and generally below normal precipitation for the month as a whole.  Portions of eastern Colorado stated January out cool and unsettled with a year ending arctic blast, but quickly warmed and dried out […]

CWCB Drought Update for November 2014

Warm and dry conditions persisted throughout October and early November, with October 2014 the sixth warmest on record. However, recent precipitation and below average temperatures have resulted in improved snow accumulation across the state. The Arkansas basin, which has been the hardest hit by the drought, has received significant beneficial moisture this fall, and is […]

National Weather Service Drought Update

October 2014 was a very warm and mainly dry month across southeast Colorado, except for portions of the eastern mountains and plains which saw above normal to well above normal precipitation for the month as a whole, due to the remnants of Hurricane Simon moving across eastern Colorado on October 9 and 10. The US […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

  Widespread precipitation, running between one to three inches, has been recorded across much of the drought stricken southeastern Colorado Plains throughout the first two weeks of October. This, along with abundant summer precipitation associated with the southwest monsoon, has allowed for additional improvements in the multi-year drought across portions of south central and southeast […]

NWS Summer Weather Recap

    June through August began warm and dry across most of south central and southeast Colorado, save for some spotty heavy precipitation across the southeast plains due to early season thunderstorms. The southwest monsoon kicked in early and was very active through that month, leading to abundant and much needed precipitation across the area, […]

August 2014 Drought Update: S.E. Colorado Sees Some Relief

Mild temperatures and above average precipitation across much of the state has brought continued drought relief to the eastern plains. The four corners region is experiencing less precipitation and deteriorating conditions. Monsoon rains could potentially help alleviate the drying. Water providers indicated that storage levels remain strong, with many reservoirs near or at capacity and […]

July 2014 Drought Up-Date

Activation of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan, and the activation of the Agricultural Impact Task Force remains in effect to respond to ongoing drought conditions in Southern Colorado. Despite the warm temperatures of the past week, temperatures for the summer, and the water year as a whole, have been very close to average. […]

Drought Conditions Persist for Southeast Colorado Areas

Activations of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan, and the  Agricultural Impact Task Force remain in effect to respond to ongoing drought conditions throughout Colorado. Drought conditions remain in southern Colorado, but have abated in much of the northern portion of the state. While April was slightly warmer than normal, May to date has […]

National Weather Service Reports A Slight Drop in Drought

An updated Drought Information Statement from the National Weather Service in Pueblo has indicated some improvement in drought conditions as beneficial rain continues to fall across south central and southeast Colorado, as of August 25, 2011.  The current U.S. Drought Monitor has trimmed Exceptional Drought Conditions (D4) to include southeastern Alamosa County as well as […]

Extreme to Severe Drought Continues in Southeast Colorado

  The National Weather Service reports that April brought some needed precipitation to portions of the eastern mountains and adjacent plains, drought conditions continue to advance in the far southeast plains and San Luis Valley. The current U.S. Drought monitor for early May, indicates extreme drought conditions across Baca County as well as extreme eastern […]