Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals



June of 2019 continued to be a roller coaster month for weather across the state, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasonably cold and strong weather systems bringing rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumulating snowfall was even recorded across the higher peaks on the first full day of Summer, June 22nd. High pressure aloft built into the region bringing an extended period of “summer warmth” for the last week of the month.

For the month of June as a whole, near normal to below normal temperatures and generally below normal precipitation were experienced across the south central and southeast Colorado, save for pockets of at and above normal precipitation across the southeast Plains.

The following is a comparison of precipitation for communities in southeast Colorado, 2018 to 2019 for the first six months of each year.



2018 in inches 2019 in inches
Walsh 5.4 SSW 4.31


Springfield 0.5 NW

4.31 9.11
Las Animas 8.1 NE 2.20


Eads 0.45E

3.89 7.76
Sheridan Lake 4.2 E 5.11


Trinidad 1.9 ENE

4.61 8.4
La Junta 1.0 S 2.08


Rocky Ford 0.4 SW

1.80 5.40
Lamar 2.9 S 3.81


Holly 0.1 ENE

6.82 10.59
Granada 0.2 NE 6.10



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