Nolan Doesken

8:44am

Thu June 19, 2014
Environment

Parts Of Southeast Colorado Drier Than The Dust Bowl

Entrance to the town of Rocky Ford, which is experiencing a longer dry period longer than it did during the Dust Bowl.
Luke Runyon KUNC

Parts of Southeast Colorado are experiencing a longer period of drought than the dry times that occurred during the Dust Bowl.

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.

"It was drier than the worst consecutive drought period of the 30s and of the 50s," said Doesken.

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6:00am

Mon June 9, 2014
Weather Nerding

Think Northern Colorado Has Been Wetter Than Normal Lately? You’re Right

Storm clouds roll in over 14th and York Street in Denver, Colo.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

6:00am

Tue February 4, 2014
Agriculture

After Years Of Wild Weather, What Will 2014 Bring?

Still plenty of uncertainty about the 2014 planting season, though the latest drought outlook paints a bleak picture for sections of the Great Plains.
Credit Climate Prediction Center / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

6:16am

Thu November 14, 2013
Colorado Flood

Colorado Flood Offers Data Goldmine To Scientists

State Climatologist Nolan Doesken works in his Fort Collins office.
Grace Hood KUNC

The rainfall that led to September’s floods in Colorado has been described as “biblical.” State Climatologist Nolan Doesken is trying to quantify that description.

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5:00am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

Floods Ease Front Range Drought Conditions, For Now

The latest Drought Monitor map shows how big an impact the recent rainstorms had in recharging dry soil. The white area is drought-free.
Credit U.S. Drought Monitor

What a difference a week can make. The epic rainstorm that hovered over Colorado’s Front Range effectively quashed a lingering drought. But Climate scientists caution against rejoicing too quickly though.

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