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After a very dry first half of 2018, the summer monsoon developed across Colorado through the month of July, bringing much needed rains to portions of drought stricken South Central and Southeast Colorado. The following graphics indicate January through July precipitation totals for select locales across South Central and Southeast Colorado.  In the graphics, the green line is 2018 precipitation through July 31st, the brown line is the 30 year normal precipitation to date, the blue line is the year with the highest January through July precipitation totals, with the red line the year with the lowest January through July precipitation totals. 

Through June 2018, Alamosa came in as the 9th driest first six month period on record, with 1.42 inches of precipitation recorded. 

 

Monsoonal precipitation through out the month of July has helped to bring January to July precipitation to near normal levels in Colorado Springs.  

Through June 2018, Pueblo came in as the 5th driest first six month period on record, with 2.11 inches of precipitation recorded

 

Through June 2018, Eads came in as the 6th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 4.09 inches recorded. July precipitation totals of 3.86 inches helped to bring Eads closer to normal precipitation to date. 

Through June 2018, Rocky Ford came in as the 2nd driest first six months of the year period on record, with 2.19 inches recorded.

Through June 2018, Lamar came in as the 4th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 3.26 inches recorded.

Through June 2018, Campo came in as the 4th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 2.96 inches recorded. June and July precipitation has helped to bring Campo closer to normal precipitation to date. 

Through June 2018, Walsh came in as the 8th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 5.82 inches recorded. July precipitation of 4.10 inches has helped to bring Walsh closer to normal precipitation to date. 

 

Through June 2018, Canon City came in as the 11th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 3.30 inches recorded. July precipitation of 4.64 inches has helped to bring Canon City to near normal precipitation to date. 

Through June 2018, Westcliffe came in as the driest first six months of the year period on record, with 2.23 inches recorded, beating out the 3.02 inches recorded through out the first six months of 1899. 

 

Through June 2018, Rye came in as the driest first six months of the year period on record, with 4.42 inches recorded, beating out the 5.57 inches recorded through out the first six months of 2002. 

 

Through June 2018, Walsenburg came in as the 5th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 3.90 inches recorded.

 

Through June 2018, Crestone came in as the 4th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 2.79 inches recorded.

 

Through June 2018, Del Norte came in as the 16th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 2.15 inches recorded.

 

Through June 2018, Buena Vista came in as the 7th driest first six months of the year period on record, with 1.80 inches recorded.