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July 2018 Summary

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.
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Most weather signs are pointing to an El Niño weather pattern this fall and winter

August 31, 2018

Becky Bolinger shares with The Fence Post what an El Niño winter could mean for Colorado.

We're In Drought. So Why Can We Still Water Our Lawns?

July 24, 2018

Russ Schumacher and Regan Waskom interview with KRCC - Southern Colorado's NPR station - about the water restrictions and drought.

A new monthly precipitation record

July 18, 2018

Colorado's Hot Temps Make June the Third Warmest on Record

July 10, 2018

Becky Bolinger talks with Colorado Public Radio about the warmer than average summer Colorado has been experiencing.

Colorado's worsening drought could make 200,000-acre wildfire seasons more commonplace

July 6, 2018

The Denver Post interviews Peter Goble about drought and fire in southern Colorado.

Drought conditions persist in western and southern plains states

July 3, 2018

"...these levels of drought conditions are ranked in the bottom fifth percentile or lower. That means that typically in 100 years, only five years or less would be considered worse..."

June 2018 Southwest Drought and Monsoon Briefing

June 25, 2018

As part of the NIDIS drought webinar series for the Southwest Drought, Becky Bolinger provides an update of current drought conditions in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. Watch the archived webinar here.

A hot early start to summer!

June 16, 2018

While 90-degree days are common in the summer, they are not nearly as common in May and early June. This start to summer has been the exception.

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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.