Drought Update

Last week, we had a good storm impact the state.  However, the heaviest of the precipitation fell over the northern half of the state.  Granted it was good to see anything, just wish it would have deposited more in the southern half of the state.  Here is the latest Drought Monitor:

You can see that all of southern Colorado is still in severe drought, with the far southeast corner in extreme drought.  Unfortunately, this pattern doesn't look like it is going to change much.  We will have a better chance for some showers and storms this week, but the heaviest of the moisture will fall in the northern half of the state.  Spotty showers and storms for the southern half...  Better than nothing, but we need a lot more to catch up with our northern neighbors...

Chief Meteorologist, Brian Bledsoe

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    Do you have any clue or guesstimate of if the whole year will contine to stay in drought mode?
  • by Larry Location: Rye on May 16, 2011 at 11:03 AM
    Last year I remember you posted some of the season snowfall totals for Rye, CS, Pueblo,etc. I would be curious to see what this year's totals ended up at. My estimate for up here in Rye is about 80-90 inches total. I understand that last year you got the info from someone who works at NWS? Just curious if you get some time. Thanks
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