Drought Update: October 9th, 2008

The data cutoff for Drought Monitor maps is Tuesday at 7 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The maps, which are based on analysis of the data, are released each Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
For a .pdf version of the Colorado Drought Monitor, click here.
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For local details and impacts, please contact your State Climatologist or Regional Climate Center.

Clearly, we haven't erased the serious drought across the Southeast Plains.  Rains during the months of August and September did help to alleviate the extreme conditions.  However the early Fall has been quite dry, with only spotty good rains.  The storm that is coming in this weekend will provide some rain, for some folks.  However, moisture is lacking and it doesn't look like we will see a steady soaking rain.  It will likely be spotty in the form of showers and a few t-storms.  Anything will be welcome though, as we enter another dry stretch next week.

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe


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  • by Anne Location: South on Oct 15, 2008 at 09:47 AM
    Thanks for the updates. I just love watching them. Also, any rain in the forecast any time soon? This is my favorite time to grow more grass, but we need moisture. I have had enough of high water bills. Thanks
  • by ryan Location: monument on Oct 13, 2008 at 04:45 PM
    I'm really tired of all the rain we have had I'm ready for the snow season could it really be global warming. global warming is makeing us have longer winters and summers in spring I get tired of snow coming in may and june and in the fall I get tired of the rain coming in october and november I hope we don't have another dry winter agian Brian any chance for our next snow system
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