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January 2019 Summary

Get the latest ENSO Info and Updates! With an 80% chance of an El Niño continuing through the winter, the Climate Prediction Center has issued an El Niño Watch. Our ENSO page will keep you up-to-date with the latest news, forecasts, and what it all means for Colorado.
Interested in keeping updated on Colorado's drought conditions, and where potential improvements from drought may be happening? Our drought information page provides the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map for our state, links to our Intermountain West weekly assessments, registration to our webinars, drought headlines, and more. Get drought resources...
January precipitation doesn't contribute much to the annual total in northeast CO. In southern CO, August is a very important precipitation month. Learn more by exploring our Monthly Precipitation Proportion Maps.

CoAgMET Weather Map

View current weather at our 75 CoAgMET stations across the state with this interactive mapping system from eRAMS.
Instantly access Water Year Precipitation data. Pick a water year and location to see each month's precipitation (and comparison to average) for many of Colorado's long-term stations. Select Water Year 2018 to see how our last water year wrapped up.
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Four seasons: Colorado water in a changing climate

January 24, 2019

An interesting piece on the changes Colorado has experienced due to a warming climate, particularly how snow is changing. A lengthy article, but a good read, with contributions from Peter Goble.

Concern over Denver snow totals?

January 8, 2019

Russ Schumacher explains to KOA Radio why Denver hasn't seen much snow this season, and what's causing the warm January days.

Colorado can expect more of the same weather it saw in 2018

January 2, 2019

Becky Bolinger chatted with Colorado Public Radio, recapping the notable weather events of 2018 and what we can expect in 2019.

Mountain snowpack is off to promising start after last year's snow drought

November 21, 2018

The Fence Post highlights the drought in the southwest, recent improvements, and what's to come, with quotes from Becky Bolinger.

We're hoping for an epic Colorado winter to break our drought

November 1, 2018

Peter Goble chatted with 9News about why drought remains, despite a decent October, and what it would take to end the drought.

Recap of Colorado Water Year 2018

October 10, 2018

Click for more Water Year 2018 stats!

As fall is nigh, drought persists

September 21, 2018

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel talked with Becky Bolinger about recent drought expansion in western CO and the "wait and see" mode for what the next snow season will bring.

Record-breaking heat, dry weather increase fire danger, worsen drought conditions across Colorado

September 17, 2018

Colorado Springs Gazette interviewed Russ Schumacher to learn more about the recent hot weather and how it's contributing to drought conditions.

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Quick Links


The Colorado Agricultural Meteorological nETwork provides live-updated meteorological conditions at agriculture sites across Colorado.


The Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow network provides daily precipitation data from around the country, recorded by citizens.


View our weekly updated drought summary for the NIDIS Intermountain West Region's Drought Early Warning System.