View Colorado Monthly Summary

We are now publishing a monthly "state of the climate" summary for Colorado. This summary report will include updates on how the most recent month's temperature and precipitation compared to average, highlight some extremes and notable events, and share headlines and other newsworthy items.

Get the latest ENSO Info and Updates! We are in an La Niña Advisory, and the Climate Prediction Center outlooks show that La Niña is likely to continue through the fall and winter. What does La Niña in the winter mean for Colorado?
Keep up-to-date on the latest drought conditions in the state with our regularly updated dashboard, including precipitation and temperature anomalies, soil moisture, vegetation, reservoirs and streamflows, and outlooks. Colorado Drought Update

Read the latest monthly summary from the Fort Collins Campus Weather Station:

January 2021 Summary

CoAgMET Station Pages

Check out our new station pages! Each station page has photos of the station, metadata, current observation and forecast, and more.
CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring Map

Have you seen our CoCoRaHS Condition Monitoring maps? CoCoRaHS observers all over the country are reporting what conditions are like where they live. Explore the map for some cool descriptions and helpful information.

Our state is no stranger to extremes! Did you know you could check a station's monthly extremes on our website? Scroll to the bottom of our Climate Extremes Page to see a list of our long-term stations. From there, you can select a month and see the hottest, coldest, and wettest extremes recorded at that station.
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CSU's Ski Area Management helps industry combat climate change

February 1, 2021

Becky Bolinger and the Colorado Climate Center are highlighted, describing a research project to help ski areas managers make better drought and climate related decisions.

In 2020, Colorado saw one of its driest and warmest years ever recorded

January 9, 2021

Colorado Public Radio talked with Russ Schumacher about some of the significant weather and climate events that impacted Colorado in 2020.

Colorado's 2020 weather extremes were very on brand for the year

January 7, 2021

Becky Bolinger describes the wild weather of 2020 for 5280 Magazine.

Jeopardy! champion Russ Schumacher's tribute to Alex Trebek

November 10, 2020

Colorado State Climatologist, Russ Schumacher, was a recurring contestant on Jeopardy!. Here's his tribute to Alex Trebek, after the passing of the host.

Colorado Contends with Record-Setting Wildfires

October 26, 2020

"We're really rewriting the record book in terms of fires this year," said Russ Schumacher in an interview with Scientific American.

State firmly in drought's grip at end of 2020 water year

October 9, 2020

Peter Goble describes current drought conditions to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

Hotter than ever: August was the warmest, driest month in western Colorado history - what does that mean for Routt County?

September 18, 2020

Russ Schumacher sat on a panel of experts at the Yampa Basin Rendezvous and talked about the climate changes the region is experiencing.

In 48 hours, Colorado's wild weather sets records for both heat and snow

September 8, 2020

In this NPR article, Becky Bolinger describes the roller coaster weather event that unfolded around Labor Day.

Eagle County unlikely to see much relief from hot, dry August

August 28, 2020

Becky Bolinger talked with Vail Daily about streamflows, water supply, and the current drought.

Colorado Wildfires are Climate Change 'In the Here and Now' - and a Sign of Summers to Come

August 20, 2020

Russ Schumacher discusses how hotter and drier summers contribute to wildfires with Colorado Public Radio.

Firefighters warn of wildfires through October in statewide drought

August 11, 2020

Becky Bolinger: "If we have another year like this year has been, we will have extremely concerning situation."

Colorado - the entire state - is in the midst of a widespread drought

August 10, 2020

Peter Goble to NBC News: "Hotter temperatures make drier years hurt more."

Nearly all of Colorado is under some drought status. A year ago, almost none of the state was parched.

August 3, 2020

The Colorado Sun talked with Russ Schumacher about the current drought and climate trends.

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