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Colorado drought update goes from bad to worse

Drought Monitor Current
Drought Monitor Last Week
Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 12:19:59-04

The weekly drought monitor has been published, and it's more bad news for Colorado.

Currently, all of Colorado is covered in either moderate or exceptional drought. The biggest change from the week before has been the increase in exceptional drought.

Drought Monitor Last Week
Updated 10/1/2020

The percentage of Colorado experiencing exceptional drought increased from 2 to 16 percent! Unfortunately, most of that increase occurred over the western half of the state in the forests and mountains.

What we truly need is rain or snow, and unfortunately, there isn't much of that in the forecast.

Our current long-range modeling is suggesting a chance for rain and snow over the mountains this Sunday, but nothing is expected across southern Colorado.

This is not a good sign, especially for the upcoming La Nina year, which tends to leave Colorado warmer and drier during the winter months.