COLD temperatures and occasional flurries and light snow will prevail today for much of Southern Colorado. Heaviest and most persistent snow showers will remain in the mountains. Watch out for some icy spots on the roads too and don't expect much melting... highs will only climb to the teens and 20s today... For complete details click on the 'Weather' tab!
The sparse snowpack remaining in Colorado's mountains has dwindled to an alarming 12% of the 30 year average because of recent record-setting heat.
Snowpack makes up about 80% of the water in Colorado rivers, streams and reservoirs.
Streams in parts of the state are running at 45-50% of average. That figure varies from 60-100% this time last year.
After a dry March, April brought several storms that helped with
the state's snowpack, but May was dry again. Weather experts see no relief until at least August.
On Monday, Denver had a second day of record-breaking temperatures with a high of 98 degrees. That broke the old record of 97 set in 1884. Pueblo also set records both Sunday and Monday.