Winter Weather Helps With Drought

By: Jeff Morrow Email
By: Jeff Morrow Email

Most of the state received a significant amount of precipitation over the past few weeks. This may have helped the state avert a significant drought.

State climatologists say the recent snowfall has been a very good thing for the state. Colorado has been in a drought for several years now, and many meteorologists feared the onset of La Nina would continue the drought and limit snowfall for the winter.

The National Weather Service says precipitation levels normally peak in the spring months, but current levels are already nearing the typical peak.

Grand Junction had the wettest December on record this past year, but extended forecasts from the National Weather Service show there could be below average precipitation and higher temperatures over the course of the next few months. Drought conditions could persist through 2008.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 13759782 - nbc11news.com/a?a=13759782