drought http://krcc.org en Rainfall Numbers Help Ease Drought in Southern Colorado http://krcc.org/post/rainfall-numbers-help-ease-drought-southern-colorado <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rainfall in Southern Colorado has been noticeably high for the past few days. But, as </span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Dana Cronin reports, the rain is actually following a pattern more typical of this region.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past week, parts of El Paso County may have received as much as six inches of rain. Yesterday’s moisture accounted for about half that.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:19:41 +0000 Dana Cronin 22090 at http://krcc.org Rainfall Numbers Help Ease Drought in Southern Colorado Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl http://krcc.org/post/parts-southeast-colorado-drier-dust-bowl Parts of Southeast Colorado are experiencing a longer period of drought than the dry times that occurred during the Dust Bowl.<p>According to Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist, the past three years and eight months have been the driest stretch ever recorded for some parts of the state, including Rocky Ford, La Junta and Ordway.<p>"It was drier than the worst consecutive drought period of the 30s and of the 50s," said Doesken.<p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:01:09 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn & KUNC 21084 at http://krcc.org Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl Recent Storms Help Ease Drought Conditions in Southeast Colorado http://krcc.org/post/recent-storms-help-ease-drought-conditions-southeast-colorado <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent thunderstorms in Southeast Colorado have helped to ease drought conditions there.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tucker </span>Hampson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moderate to exceptional drought has persisted in Southeast Colorado for several years now.<br /><br />Meteorologist Tom </span>Magnuson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with National Weather in Pueblo says conditions have improved after winter and spring precipitation.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:18:20 +0000 Tucker Hampson 20913 at http://krcc.org Recent Storms Help Ease Drought Conditions in Southeast Colorado Grapes of Wrath Turns 75: The Dust Bowl Then, and Conditions Now http://krcc.org/post/grapes-wrath-turns-75-dust-bowl-then-and-conditions-now <p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:51:45 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 17544 at http://krcc.org Grapes of Wrath Turns 75: The Dust Bowl Then, and Conditions Now Heavy Rains Help Ease Drought http://krcc.org/post/heavy-rains-help-ease-drought <p></p><p>Recent flood waters have left behind plenty of damage, but there is one silver lining. Rains recharged the soil, which the 2012 drought left bone dry. KUNC’s Luke Runyon has more…</p><p></p><p>While there are still pockets of dry areas in the state, the drought has been almost completely wiped out in the foothills and northeastern plains of Colorado. State climatologist Nolan Doesken says these types of weather extremes happen. Colorado may have been drenched in rain, but Doesken says that can change in a matter of months.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Andrea Chalfin 8896 at http://krcc.org Heavy Rains Help Ease Drought