Drought expands across Colorado

The weather has been very dry over the last few months in Colorado, and drought conditions are expanding.
New data released Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center shows Denver in Moderate Drought for the first time since May of 2017.
December and January are the two driest months for the Colorado Front Range, so this is no shocker, but most of our precipitation this time of year falls in the form of snow.
Drought conditions have returned to Denver.
First time since May.
State drought went from 34% to 76% in 1 week #9wx #COwx pic.twitter.com/teEHH2uCX9 — Cory Reppenhagen (@CReppWx) January 11, 2018 The Denver metro was also in Moderate Drought last January, and was elevated to Severe Drought by May 14.
That’s the interesting part of Colorado weather.
Being an arid climate, we don’t get to average levels by getting average precipitation.
So we will have to wait to see if we get a rescue from the weather, which is most likely in the spring climatologically speaking, but the long range forecast is not promising.
The La Nina is expected to last into the spring, which will increase the odds subsidence remaining prevalent in the western part of the United States.

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