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Pictures from around western Colorado and eastern Utah


Contour map of Colorado with the word 'Drought' overlay
Category Description Possible Impacts
D0 Abnormally Dry Going into drought: short-term dryness slowing planting, growth of crops or pastures; fire risk above average. Coming out of drought: some lingering water deficits; pastures or crops not fully recovered.
D1 Moderate Drought Some damage to crops, pastures; fire risk high; streams, reservoirs, or wells low, some water shortages developing or imminent, voluntary water userestrictions requested
D2 Severe Drought Crop or pasture losses likely; fire risk very high; water shortages common; water restrictions imposed
D3 Extreme Drought Major crop/pasture losses; extreme fire danger; widespread water shortages or restrictions
D4 Exceptional Drought Exceptional and widespread crop/pasture losses; exceptional fire risk; shortages of water in reservoirs, streams, and wells, creating water emergencies

Small image of the Drought Monitor page for the U.S.
Drought Monitor

Small image of the Seasonal Outlook page for the U.S.
Seasonal Outlook
Colorado Surface Water Supply Index (SWSI)

6-10 Day Temperature Forecast
6-10 Day Precipitation

Latest Sea Surface Temperatures
8-14 Day Temperature Forecast 8-14 Day Precipitation

Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin
30 Day Temperature
30 Day Precipitation

Drought Calculator
90 Day Temperature

90 Day Precipitation



Latest Fire Weather Forecasts
Regional Temperature & Precipitation

Ultraviolet (UV) Forecasts
Heat Index
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