NWS Pueblo: June 2015 Climate Review and July Preview across Southern CO

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June of 2015 was generally warm and wet across most of south central and southeast Colorado, save for portions of the southeast Plains which saw at or below normal precipitation for the month as a whole. The following graphics depict preliminary departures from normal for both temperature and precipitation over the past month across the state.

The preliminary average temperature over the past month of June in Colorado Springs was 68.5 degrees. This is 3.4 degrees above normal and makes June of 2015 the 16th warmest June on record in Colorado Springs. This, however, remains well below the average temperature of 73.3 degrees recorded in June of 2012. Colorado Springs recorded 5.72 inches of precipitation through out the month of June. This is 3.33 inches above normal and makes June of 2015 the 4th wettest June on record in Colorado Springs. This, however, remains well below the 8.00 inches of precipitation recorded in June of 1965. Of note, Colorado Springs set a new record for daily maximum precipitation of 3.16 inches on June 15th. Hail was recorded at the Colorado Springs Airport on June 5th, June 11th, and June 28th.

The preliminary average temperature over the past month of June in Pueblo was 72.8 degrees, which is 2.8 degrees above normal. This, however, remains well below the average temperature of 77.0 degrees recorded in June of 2012. Pueblo recorded 1.22 inches of precipitation through out the month of June, which is 0.14 inches below normal.

The preliminary average temperature over the past month of June in Alamosa was 63.0 degrees. This is 3.5 degrees above normal and makes June of 2015 the 3rd warmest June on record in Alamosa. This, however, remains below the average temperature of 64.5 degrees recorded in June of 2012. Alamosa recorded 1.19 inches of precipitation through out the month of June. This is 0.70 inches above below normal and makes June of 2015 the 10th wettest on record in Alamosa. This, however, remains well below the 2.58 recorded in June of 1969.

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