By Chris Spears
DENVER (CBS4) – It was a warm, wet year for residents of the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. In Alamosa, it was the warmest year on record, a mark that was just set two years ago.
Climate records date back to 1932 in Alamosa.
Alamosa’s average temperature in 2017 was 44.7°F which beats the previous warmest year of 2015 by 0.1°F.
2017 was the 6th wettest year on record in Alamosa with over 10 inches of precipitation.
Here’s a link to the 2017 climate summary for Alamosa.
Several other cities and towns around Colorado made it into the top 10 warmest in 2017 including Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.