Topic of the Month:
Drought in Eastern Colorado
In September we received 1.55 inches of rain, more than average; keeping us in the "Normal Category".
There were 6 thunderstorm days and 3 Red Flag Fire Warnings.
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 2017||0.28||1.34|
|Ag Year Total (2nd half Aug through September, 2017)||1.83||1.39|
|Calendar Year Total (up to October 1st)||16.83||17.18|
The table on the left shows the measured precipitation recorded at RTS for the Agricultural Year (second half of August 2017 to October 1st) and for the 2017 Calendar Year, compared to the 31 year average for the same period.
For the 2017-2018 agricultural precipitation year there is a surplus of 0.44 inches
For the 2017 calendar precipitation year there is a deficit of 0.35 inches.