Eastern Colorado: Say hello to drought

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From Colorado State University: “Federal and academic scientists across the country this week agreed that Colorado’s Front Range is in moderate drought, which means the next three months are pivotal going into the summer, said Nolan Doesken, Colorado State University state climatologist.

Doesken is a contributor to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which this week listed the Front Range as the area of Colorado suffering most, along with extreme southeastern Colorado, from lack of adequate precipitation. The drought monitor, through the National Drought Mitigation Center based at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a synthesis of multiple indices and impacts that represent a consensus of some 200 federal and academic scientists.”

2 thoughts on “Eastern Colorado: Say hello to drought

  1. Umm Colorado (front range and east) is a high mountain desert. We are always in a draught. Some years more than others.

    But it is often sunny.. even when it’s cold as hell.

    • Drought is measured against historical precipitation. You’re correct though…wet times in Colorado would be drought conditions in other parts of the country.

      Thanks for commenting.

      John Orr

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