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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-April 18, 2022

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-April 18, 2022

…Drought Conditions Continue across South Central and Southeast Colorado… SYNOPSIS: March of 2022 started out and ended warm and dry, however cool and unsettled weather was the rule for the rest of the month, as several weather systems brought cold and unsettled weather to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This, along with pockets […]

Southeast Colorado Drought Update from NWS Pueblo for February 20, 2022

Southeast Colorado Drought Update from NWS Pueblo for February 20, 2022

  Drought Persists across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1- September 30), December storms brought abundant snowfall to the higher terrain along the Continental Divide. Unfortunately, not much of this precipitation made it past the Continental Divide during the first month of […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

January 13, 2022…Drought Conditions Deepen across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1-September 30), snow accumulation started in earnest in early December, with several passing weather systems bringing abundant mountain precipitation through the middle and end of December. By the end of the month, state wide snowpack […]

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

  January of 2021 saw several passing weather systems throughout the first half of the month across south central and southeast Colorado. These systems brought cool temperatures and beneficial moisture and snowfall, along with bouts of strong winds and blowing dust to portions of the southeast plains, before warmer and drier conditions returned for the […]

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

  Shortly before 9am, on December 15th, what had been a generally quiet morning abruptly changed when hurricane force winds tore across the high plains with a registered gust of 107mph in Lamar according to the Pueblo National Weather Service.  The storm system had been forecast by as much as a day beforehand, but response […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

  March Storms Bring Beneficial Moisture to southern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Several storm systems moving across the Rockies through the month of March provided beneficial and much needed precipitation to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This is especially true across southeast Colorado, which recorded widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches throughout the […]

Winter Weather Assessment, 2020-2021 from Pueblo National Weather Service

Winter Weather Assessment, 2020-2021 from Pueblo National Weather Service

  Meteorological Winter of 2020-21 (December, January and February) started with ebbs and flows of temperatures, as a several passing weather systems through the month of December brought beneficial moisture and snowfall, especially to portions of the southeast mountains and plains, along with some briefly cooler temperatures, before warmer and drier conditions returned across the […]

Winter Wx Advisory for SE Colorado

Winter Wx Advisory for SE Colorado

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 603 PM MST Fri Dec 11 2020 Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County- Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 603 PM MST Fri Dec 11 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM […]

S.E. Colorado Drought Information Statement, November 2020

S.E. Colorado Drought Information Statement, November 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT Moderate to Exceptional Drought Continues Across South Central and Southeast Colorado… SYNOPSIS… October was another month of extremes across south central and southeast Colorado. The first half of the month saw extremely warm and mainly dry conditions statewide, with Colorado Springs (87F) and Pueblo (94F) both tying their respective record high monthly […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

    Severe to Extreme Drought Conditions Expand across South Central and Southeast Colorado Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal over the past winter. However, that snow was not enough to relieve the on- going drought which developed through the late summer and early fall of 2019, due to […]

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

  Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado through May The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn to […]

2019 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado

2019 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado

  January of 2019 started out cold and unsettled, as a passing weather system ushered in some of the coldest air of the season across the area on New Year’s Day. The rest of January can be characterized by periodic weather disturbances moving through persistent moderate west to northwest flow aloft across the Rockies. This […]

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

  October of 2019 was the polar opposite of September, with several unseasonably strong and cold systems moving across Colorado bringing early season record cold temperatures as well as the season’s first snowfall for many locales. For the month of October as a whole, well below normal temperatures were experienced across all of Colorado. Precipitation […]

Recap and Forecast, Southeast Colorado Climate Info

Recap and Forecast, Southeast Colorado Climate Info

  Summer of 2019 Climate Review  June was a roller coaster month for weather across Colorado, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasona-bly cold and strong weather systems that brought rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumu-lating snowfall was recorded across the high peaks on June 22nd, the first […]

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

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 […]