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:

September 2020 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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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.

In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of 'Megadrought'

July 8, 2020

The New York Times asked Becky Bolinger about this year's snowpack and how climate change might impact future snowpack.

What is a derecho?

June 15, 2020

Russ Schumacher writes an article for The Conversation, providing a physical explanation of this windy and destructive phenomenon.

Snow happens: June storms aren't uncommon in Colorado, Aspen - for now

June 14, 2020

Peter Goble tells the Aspen Times that cold and snow can still happen in a warmer climate.

CoCoRaHS wins CSU Distinguished Community Engagement Scholarship Award

May 2020

CoCoRaHS celebrates 50 millionth report

April 25, 2020

The Weather Channel interviewed Noah Newman about CoCoRaHS on this momentous occasion, 50 million observations!

State creating a new climate record with a network of weather stations

April 27, 2020

9News chatted with Zach Schwalbe and Becky Bolinger about the importance of our state's mesonet - CoAgMET.

Academic scientists adjust to a new pace under Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

Zach Schwalbe and Becky Bolinger share information about our essential activities during stay-at-home orders.

What will Colorado's wildfire season be like in 2020?

March 9, 2020

Becky Bolinger contributes some information on typical wildfire season patterns around the state and how snowpack and drought play a role.

Fort Collins to match Miami's high temperature on Super Bowl Sunday before cold, snow

January 31, 2020

Peter Goble talks about the lack of snow in January and the expected changes we'll see in February.

Colorado's top weather stories of the decade - fatal fires, floods, and the bomb cyclone

January 2, 2020

The Coloradoan summarizes the top events from 2010-2019, with input from Russ Schumacher.

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Quick Links

CoAgMET

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

CoCoRaHS

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

Drought

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