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S.E. Colorado Drought Update

S.E. Colorado Drought Update

  February showed a tale of two seasons across southeast Colorado.  The first half of the month was very warm with average temperatures running 10 degrees or more above average through the first 20 days of the month.  The first half also saw mainly dry conditions across the area with two weather systems bringing some […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

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 […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

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 […]

National Weather Service – Drought Information Statement

National Weather Service – Drought Information Statement

  Monsoon rains have brought some relief in the drought for portions of southern Colorado.  Widespread precipitation levels were reported between three and four inches across the southeast mountains so far in July.  However, this moisture still has not been as much or widespread enough to bring any long term relief to the drought gripping […]

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

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 Recaps Hot and Dry Summer on S.E. Plains

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

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. […]