Drought news: Driest August on record for Greeley #CODrought

usdroughtmonitor08282012.jpg

From The Greeley Tribune:

The average month of rainfall that Weld County producers and residents finally got in July was apparently too good to be true. In August, it was back to bone dry. According to numbers provided by Wendy Ryan with the Colorado Climate Center in Fort Collins, Greeley experienced its driest August on record, and — despite the normal precipitation in July — 2012 remains on track to be the driest, as well as the hottest, year on record for the city. While August rainfall in Greeley historically amounts to 1.46 inches, the city received 0.03 inches of rain in August this [year].

Leave a Reply