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Heavy Rainfall to Spread Across the Southeast; Mild Conditions for Much of the East

Slow-moving low pressure will spread locally heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across portions of the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. through Sunday. In the wake of this system, cooler air will gradually overtake the Plains, while above normal temperatures linger over the East Coast. Dry and gusty conditions will result in fire weather concerns over parts of southern California. Read More >

June of 2019 continued to be a roller coaster month for weather across the state, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasonably cold and strong weather systems bringing rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumulating snowfall was even recorded across the higher peaks on the first full day of Summer, June 22nd. High pressure aloft built into the region bringing an extended period of "summer warmth" for the last week of the month.  

For the month of June as a whole, near normal to below normal temperatures and generally below normal precipitation were experienced across the south central and southeast Colorado, save for pockets of at and above normal precipitation across the southeast Plains.    

The following graphics depict monthly temperature and precipitation departures from normal across the state for the past month of June.

 

The preliminary average temperature in Alamosa for the past month of June was 59.3 degrees, which is 0.3 degrees below normal.  Alamosa recorded 0.43 inches of precipitation through out the month of June, which is 0.06 inches below normal. Alamosa recorded no snow through out the month of June, which is normal. June 30th brings an end to the 2018-2019 snowfall season, with Alamosa tallying 54.9 inches of snow. This is 27.3 inches above normal and makes the 2018-2019 season the 5th snowiest on record in Alamosa.  This, however, remains well behind the snowiest season on record, 1972-1973, when 97.5 inches of snow fell in Alamosa. 

 

The preliminary average temperature in Colorado Springs for the past month of June was 64.4 degrees, which is 0.7 degrees below normal.  Colorado Springs recorded 1.97 inches of precipitation through out the month of June, which is 0.53 inches below normal. Colorado Springs  recorded no snow through out the month of June, which is normal. June 30th brings an end to the 2018-2019 snowfall season, with Colorado Springs tallying 36.2 inches, which is 1.5 inches below normal.

 

The preliminary average temperature in Pueblo for the past month of June was 69.1 degrees, which is 0.9 degrees below normal. Pueblo recorded 2.25 inches of precipitation through out the month of June, which is 0.89 inches above normal  Pueblo recorded no snow through out the month of June, which is normal. June 30th brings an end to the 2018-2019 snowfall season, with tallying 17.0 inches of snow. This is 14.8 inches below normal and makes the 2018-2019 season the 18th least snowiest on record in Pueblo. This, however, remains well above the least snowiest snowfall season of 1934-35, when only 7.6 inches of snow was recorded in Pueblo.

 

Looking ahead into July, in Alamosa, the average high temperature of 82 degrees on July 1st warms to 83 degrees by July 4th before cooling back to 81 degrees by the end of the month. The average low temperature of 45 degrees on July 1st warms to 48 degrees by the end of the month. This gives an average temperature of 64.6 degrees for the month of July in Alamosa.  Alamosa averages 0.97 inches of precipitation through out the month of July. On average, July is the hottest month and the second wettest month of the year in Alamosa. 

In Colorado Springs, the average high temperature of 84 degrees on July 1st warms to 85 degrees by July 4th before cooling back to 84 degrees by the end of the month. The average low temperature of 55 degrees on July 1st warms to 58 degrees by July 21st before cooling back to 57 degrees by the end of the month.  This gives an average temperature of 70.9 degrees for the month of July in Colorado Springs.  Colorado Springs averages 2.84 inches of precipitation through out the month of July. On average, July is the hottest month and the second wettest month of the year in Colorado Springs. 

In Pueblo, the average high temperature of 92 degrees on July 1st warms to 94 degrees by July 10th before cooling back to 92 degrees by the end of the month. The average low temperature of 57 degrees on July 1st warms to 60 degrees by July 24th before cooling back to 59 degrees by the end of the month.  This gives an average temperature of 75.8 degrees for the month of July in Pueblo. Pueblo averages 2.06 inches of precipitation through out the month of July. On average, July is hottest month and the second wettest month of the year in Pueblo. 

Below is the Climate Prediction Center's (CPC) temperature and precipitation outlook for the month of July, which gives equal chances for above, below and near normal temperatures and precipitation across south central and southeast Colorado, save for slightly better chances of above normal precipitation across the far southeast Plains.