Drought conditions are slowly getting worse for parts of southwest Colorado
Monday – 2 Oct 2023 – 8am
The average high for September is 74 and the average low is 37. The record high of 98 occurred on 6 September 1955. The record low of 15 occurred on 27 September 1908. Precip averages 2.00″ in September. Wolf Creek Pass averages 4.26″ of rain and 4.1″ of snow.
Drought, River Flow, and Lake Levels…
The average high for October is 63 and the average low is 26. The record high of 85 occurred on 14 October 1940. The record low of -5 occurred on 21 October 1910. Precip averages 2.27″ in October with 4″ of snow. Wolf Creek Pass averages 4.39″ of precip and 26.7″ of snow.
And what do we expect?
Arleen is the expert, and this is what she expects…
Welcome to transition season! We’re tipping away from the sun. The polar front jet and associated areas of low pressure and frontal systems are migrating south. These systems will be influenced by the current active El Niño and will have the potential to be more dynamic. The month of October will have above normal precipitation with the first snow by the end of the month and average temperatures.
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