Drought news: Some relief in early September but the return of La Niña has forecasters keeping one eye on the sky (and the models)


From The Colorado Springs Gazette (Jakob Rodgers):

But meteorologists said the La Nina pattern that started the drought appears to be re-forming, meaning higher-than-normal temperatures and less precipitation in the coming months.

South El Paso County is in a moderate drought, while north El Paso County is considered abnormally dry, according to the weather service. That’s a major improvement over the spring and summer months, when the county was mired in a severe drought.

Moisture levels across the rest of southern Colorado also appear to be improving, though the remote southeast corner of the state continues to experience an exceptional drought.

Extreme drought conditions also still exist south of El Paso County and east of Trinidad.

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