The beginning of September brought a lot of the state record heat! 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.
This summer, we've broken two possible state records! In July, John Martin Dam reported a scorching 115°F, and in August, a hailstone over 5 inches fell near Bethune. Our office is investigating both for the possibility of establishing new records. Check out our current official State Records here.

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

August 2019 Summary

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.

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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After record heat, what's in store for Colorado this fall?

September 3, 2019

Becky Bolinger gave a live interview on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters to discuss the fall outlook, and what sorts of wild weather we can expect this winter.

Colorado's summer weather started cool, but has turned hot and dry

September 3, 2019

Peter Goble talked about the hot and dry August, and drought conditions, with Colorado Public Radio.

Harbinger of big heat

August 15, 2019

Russ Schumacher provides some Colorado perspective on a Washington Post article about climate change.

'We are definitely nerding out': Large hailstone may set Colorado record

August 14, 2019

Russ Schumacher and Becky Bolinger traveled to Bethune to measure the largest hailstone ever recorded in the state.

How weather forecasts are made

August 13, 2019

Russ Schumacher contributes to a Discover Magazine article on the current state of weather forecasting.

Hottest temperature ever recorded in Colorado under review

August 8, 2019

Becky Bolinger tells the story of discovering a new possible state temperature record and what the process is for verifying state climate extremes.

June's weather cool and wetter than normal

July 3, 2019

Becky Bolinger talks about why this June felt so cold compared to what we've become used to in the early summer.

Snowpack is 3,328% above average, but there's a catch

June 19, 2019

Peter Goble explains to the Durango Herald why the snowpack numbers in June are not telling the story people think. But they are telling a story.

CoCoRaHS on The Weather Channel

June 17, 2019

CoCoRaHS got to celebrate its 21st birthday with a piece on The Weather Channel. Watch Noah Newman in this Skype interview.

Here's Why May Was Filled With Extreme Weather, Like Tornadoes and Flooding

June 3, 2019

Russ Schumacher shares with U.S. News the atmospheric conditions that led to May's very exciting weather over the central part of the country.

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Drought

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