Colorado officials are updating the outlook for spring and summer water supplies as the mountain snowpack falls behind normal and wildfire danger increases.
Colorado is poised to get a new rainfall record because of September’s flooding.
Except for the Big Thompson fly fishermen and tubers lolling down Boulder Creek, most residents of the Front Range usually pay little mind to the small rivers that trickle by on their way from the mountains to the plains.
The Colorado Climate Center would like Colorado residents to help weather experts at Colorado State University map rainfall totals.
Climatologists are happy to see all the moisture from recent snowfall in Northern Colorado but that doesn’t mean the severe drought conditions are over.
Climatologists at Colorado State University want some help in tracking what promises to be another dry summer.
March is a make-or-break month for relieving drought conditions in Colorado.
A lot of snow is expected for the western and southwestern mountains, but only a chance for snow along the Front Range. The dry conditions mean the fire danger remains high.
The outlook for a major change in Colorado’s drought is uncertain even though holiday storms have improved the mountain snowpack, a climate researcher said Thursday.
Overnight some areas of Northern Colorado received anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of snow. Although that may not sound like a whole lot of precipitation, researchers at Colorado State University say any little bit helps.