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Improvements in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Improvements in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

      June of 2022 saw a rollercoaster of temperatures and precipitation across south central and southeast Colorado, where several passing weather systems brought bouts of cold and stormy conditions, along with bouts of warm and dry conditions. The latter half of the month also saw an early start to the monsoon season, especially across […]

Spring of 2022 Review from NWS - Recent Storm Pix

Spring of 2022 Review from NWS – Recent Storm Pix

  The start of meteorological spring (March, April and May) started out and ended warm and dry, with periods of cold and wet weather the rule throughout the rest of March, as several weather systems brought cool and unsettled weather to south central and southeast Colorado. Occasional breezy to windy conditions also brought periods of […]

Snow Relief for 2021

Snow Relief for 2021

  The long dry spell for precipitation came to an end for the High Plains, right at the tail end of 2021 with snow developing across the region shortly after 11pm on Friday, December 31st.  The snow continued through the New Year’s day, leaving an estimated average of from 3-4 inches of powder which will […]

October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

  Drought continues to develop across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: A warm and generally dry September and October has allowed for drought conditions to continue to develop and deepen across south central and southeast Colorado. The latest US Drought Monitor (issued Thursday, October 21st, 2021) indicates extreme drought (D3) conditions across extreme south […]

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

    While the first six months of 2020 have been lean as far as rainfall is concerned, July has tried to make up for the lack of moisture with a series of showers through the month that swept across southeastern Colorado. Here are the precipitation results, in inches, for regional counties for the full […]

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

High Wind Watch URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE from National Weather Service Pueblo CO 408 AM MDT Tue Apr 9, 2019 Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet- Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County- Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County- INCLUDING Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, […]

New All-Time State Low Pressure Record at Lamar, Colorado 970.4 mb

New All-Time State Low Pressure Record at Lamar, Colorado 970.4 mb

    The National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado, the Colorado Climate Center, the Weather Prediction Center, and the National Center for Environmental Information have determined that a new all-time State of Colorado record for lowest pressure measured was set at Lamar, Colorado during the historic March 2019 blizzard.  On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 a […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING (Sunday) TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches expected. * WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet, Crowley County, La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Eastern Las Animas County, Western Kiowa County, Eastern […]

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

  2017 Offered More Moisture in S.E. Colorado   New Year’s Day of 2018 started out on the chilly side, especially across southeastern Colorado, however the rest of January of 2018 was mainly warm and dry across much of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems and associated cold fronts did move across […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

Drought Information Statement from NWS

    Drought Conditions Persist Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday December 13th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwest Colorado, including extreme westerly Rio Grande County and the western 2/3rds of Mineral County.  Extreme Drought (D3) conditions remain depicted across the rest […]

Climate Review: Summer of 2018

    The start of “Meteorological Summer 2018” (June-July-August) was a very warm and generally dry across south central and southeast Colorado. A few weather systems, including the remnants of a tropical system moving north and east out of the Gulf of California, brought some beneficial rains and a brief respite in the hot and […]

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

The 2018 severe weather season over southeast Colorado started slow this year. With dry southwest mid-level flow over the region, the area experienced below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures through most of the spring (April, May and into June). With the warm and dry weather over the region, thunderstorm coverage was less than normal, […]

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: Weather systems over the past few months have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado, with the Southwest Monsoon kicking in throughout the month of July, bringing more widespread and much needed moisture to much of Southeastern Colorado. Further west, the summer monsoonal rains have been more spotty and generally not enough […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

  SYNOPSIS… Weather systems throughout the month of June have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern and extreme eastern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across South Central and Southeast Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome the extremely […]

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook - National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

  Critical fire weather conditions will spread across much of southern Colorado today and Thursday as strong winds move into the region.  Please avoid any activities that could start a wildfire!! 0453 AM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today 4/11/18 and […]