Colorado Weather http://www.kunc.org en July Outlook Wet For Colorado, But It's Not Because Of El Niño http://www.kunc.org/post/july-outlook-wet-colorado-its-not-because-el-ni-o <p>Coloradans may be thankful they don't live in hurricane country, as our Independence Day forecast looks mostly sunny.</p><p>That dry weather may not last, however. According to projections from <a href="http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/">the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center</a>, July – typically the start of monsoon season – is likely to be wetter than average. It's also supposed to be slightly cooler than normal<a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=bou&amp;storyid=103190&amp;source=0">. Five of Denver's warmest July's have occurred in the past decade</a>, with the warmest ever July taking place in 2012.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58553 at http://www.kunc.org July Outlook Wet For Colorado, But It's Not Because Of El Niño Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl http://www.kunc.org/post/parts-southeast-colorado-drier-dust-bowl <p>Parts of Southeast Colorado are experiencing a longer period of drought than the dry times that occurred during the Dust Bowl.</p><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><p>"It was drier than the worst consecutive drought period of the 30s and of the 50s," said Doesken.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:44:09 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 57964 at http://www.kunc.org Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl Think Northern Colorado Has Been Wetter Than Normal Lately? You’re Right http://www.kunc.org/post/think-northern-colorado-has-been-wetter-normal-lately-you-re-right <p>If you feel like you’ve dodged more than your share of hail and giant, plunking raindrops over the past few weeks, you probably have.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 57503 at http://www.kunc.org Think Northern Colorado Has Been Wetter Than Normal Lately? You’re Right Why Colorado Ranks Fifth In Lightning Damage Nationally http://www.kunc.org/post/why-colorado-ranks-fifth-lightning-damage-nationally <p>Warmer weather is coming, and that means thunderstorms. A new <a href="http://maps.google.com/gallery/details?id=z4f-ZuCLmiKg.k5QgnA8lQKYM&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Google Map</a> from the U.S. Geological Survey visualizes county-by-county data on lightning damage frequency. Northern Colorado's Front Range is a major target, and it's not just a coincidence.</p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:19:58 +0000 Dan Greenwood 54379 at http://www.kunc.org Why Colorado Ranks Fifth In Lightning Damage Nationally Climate Change Hubs Created To Give Farmers Survival Tips http://www.kunc.org/post/climate-change-hubs-created-give-farmers-survival-tips <p>Looking to help farmers adapt to climate change, the U.S Department of Agriculture is <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2014/02/0016.xml">setting up seven new research hubs</a>, including one in Fort Collins.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:00:38 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 53881 at http://www.kunc.org Climate Change Hubs Created To Give Farmers Survival Tips