Precipitation Levels Low In Grand Valley This March

There may be some truth to the old saying "March comes in like a lamb and goes out like lion" as meteorologists forecast a change in this dry, spring–like weather we've been experiencing here in western Colorado. The months of March and October are typically the two wettest months of the year for the region, but so far this month there's been no measurable precipitation in Grand Junction.

Hydrologist Brian Avery with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that trend is about over, and the valley, as well as the surrounding mountains could see a significant amount of moisture over the next several weeks. Avery says snow accumulations in the higher elevations during that time is critical for determining run off and potential flooding in the spring.

Records show temperatures have been above average this winter. Since Christmas there has been only one day when the temperature was below the normal average.

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