The First 75 Days...

No this isn't about the Obama Administration, this is about something I am much more versed in talking about...THE DRY WEATHER.  The first 75 days of 2009 are the driest on record for Pueblo, as only .08" of precipitation has been tallied.  Alamosa has only had .16" making it the 4th driest on record, and Colorado Springs has picked up .23" making it the 5th driest on record.  Officially for March, Pueblo has only picked up a Trace of precipitation.  If Pueblo doesn't see any more moisture for the month, it will be the driest March on record.  It would break the 116 year old record set back in 1889.  Pretty impressive...  On the present track, we would also set records for snow futility for both Colorado Springs and Pueblo. 

Drought conditions continue to expand, but this is really no surprise to us.  I've been blogging about this for months.  With the current La Nina holding its ground, the pattern continues to support a lack of moisture.  See the Drought Monitor below:

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.
To view tabular statistics for Colorado, click here.
For more information on the Drought Impact Reporter click here.
For local details and impacts, please contact your State Climatologist or Regional Climate Center.


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