Topic of the Month:
Drought in Eastern Colorado
At the Rancho, we received 2.36 inches of rain during July this amount is 0.64 inches behind the 31 year average. So we are in a Abnormally Dry Category even the drought web page shows us otherwise.
There were 12 thunderstorm days but no Red Flag Fire Warnings. The outdoor barometric pressure remained above 30.00 every morning during the month.
To see maps of other areas in the U.S. visit the University of Nebraska's drought web page.
Thanks to the National Climate Prediction Center of NOAA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Nebraska for the creation and distribution of this map.
|Month||Received Rain and Snow melt (inches)||31 Year Average Precipitation (inches)|
|2nd Half of August 2016||0.72||1.34|
|Ag Year Total (2nd half Aug. 2016 through 1st half Aug. 2017)||14.27||18.63|
|Calendar Year Total (up to August 1st)||12.27||13.39|
The table on the left shows the measured precipitation recorded at RTS for the second half of August 2016 (beginning of Agricultural Year) and for the 2017 Calendar Year, compared to the 31 year average for the same period.
For the 2016-2017 agricultural precipitation year there is a deficit of 4.36 inches.
For the 2017 calendar precipitation year there is a deficit of 1.12 inches.