Quick Update on Precip

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It is looking a bit bleak around Nederland and the Front Range communities.  The latest outlook from the Drought Monitor for this fall shows a large part of the West including us in drought:

drought

 

A quick look at my weather records shows that for the calendar year (from January through August), 2020 is the driest year so far. Obviously, we have a few more months to go, but this gives you an idea of how dry it has been so far:

RainfallYearToDate

 

When I look at the water year which runs from October 1st to September 30th, this year still looks dry, but there is at least a chance that this will not be the driest year in my records:

 

WaterYearRainfall

 

It did rain a little here today (0.02 inches at our home), but there was also a decent amount of lightning to our north. The air quality has been better as winds are backing to the northwest, but the fires are still burning strong.

 

Here is the outlook from Weather Underground. We are still looking at cooler temperatures and more moisture later next week:

 

Forecast

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