The First 75 Days...

By: 11 News Storm Team Email
By: 11 News Storm Team Email

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. We've been blogging about this for months. With the current La Nina holding its ground, the pattern continues to support a lack of moisture. This means it will likely get worse, before it gets better

Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe

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  • by Janet Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 17, 2009 at 09:15 PM
    This drought has gotten me really worried about fires, if it continues through summer I imagine we'll have some really serious ones.
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