We’re well past this year’s dry Summer, and into late Autumn – but the changing of the season doesn't fix the drought. Despite recent moisture, the entire state of Colorado remains in some level of drought.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its 2012 US winter outlook. It says the western half of the US could be in for a dryer and warmer than average winter.
This chart offers another perspective on just how warm it was around the world last month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
The agency has been keeping records since 1880 and the "average combined global land and ocean surface temperature for September 2012 tied with 2005 as the warmest September on record."