An active month with heavy monsoon rainfall has pushed July 2014 into the top 10 wettest on record for Denver.
State officials say about half of Colorado remains in some level of drought.
A draft report on climate change says computer models disagree on whether Colorado’s precipitation will increase or decrease as temperatures rise.
May is the month known for springtime rains along the Front Range. On average the month can come through with 2.12 inches of precipitation. Making it the wettest month on average for Denver. Followed up by July, April and August.
After starting the month of April worried about high fire danger and the lack of winter moisture the month of April came through like gangbusters with moisture-packed snowstorms every week, CBS4 meteorologist Dave Aguilera writes.
Climatologists at Colorado State University want some help in tracking what promises to be another dry summer.
Farming is big business in Colorado and spring planting is just around the corner. After a dry winter recent moisture has been a godsend, but farmers are still worried about this year’s water supply.
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.
The big thunderstorms of Wednesday were wonderful moisture makers.
Normally the Front Range gets about 5 inches of snow on average in February.