After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon, though areas in higher elevations could see 1-2". The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
But they warn precipitation probably won't return to normal any time soon.
Assistant state climatologist Nolan Doesken and federal drought experts say 2002 appears to be the worst year of the current drought cycle. The 12 months from October of last year until September of this year were the driest on record when measured by stream flow.
Doeskin says it's rare for a drought to produce two record years in a row. That's one reason he and others think the drought has bottomed out.
But previous droughts have continued after their worst year, sometimes for five more years.
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Source: www.nws.noaa.gov (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) contributed to this report
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