Drought Starting to Show Up...

Moderate drought showing up along the central and northern Front Range.  Big surprise right?  The fires that we've seen, the extremely dry September, the record warmth, have all lead to where we are.  The problem?  It is only going to get worse.  You've heard me talk a lot about how this would likely be a very dry Fall, Winter, and possibly Spring.  The signals that I have previously discussed are still there, and likely not going to change for months.

La Nina Update

 All that blue shading in the central Pacific Ocean reflects sea surface temperatures that are 2 to 4 degrees C below normal.  La Nina usually breeds drought around here, and it will remain a big contributor to the problem.  I won't bore you with the details that I have discussed previously, but wanted to let you all know that nothing has changed recently.

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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  • by tracy Location: co. sp on Oct 22, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    i hate this dry weather!!!!!!
  • by Ryan Location: Monument on Oct 20, 2010 at 11:27 AM
    Dear Mother Nature don't ever get a La Nina Year ever again cause it will always make our winters in Colorado get even worse
  • by jon Location: stratton meadows/ southgate on Oct 6, 2010 at 08:59 PM
    i really believe this drought will actually become the ' new average standards ' replacing what has been up to now considered the average normal standards to guage the precipitation / temperatures on.. i am convinced the snow here this ' cold season ' will total out to less than 11 - 13 inches.. i also notice that the low pressures that arrives in the west interior now always refuses to approach this area , thus denying us any rain or snow, where as 20 years ago & before, such lows use to move into the 4 corners or pass near Alburquerque or Santa Fe ,not anymore.. we are now becoming the new desert.. jon
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