Nolan Doesken


Sat November 17, 2012
Winter Precipitation Outlook

As Winter Approaches, Colorado Has Precipitation Deficit

US Drought Monitor Map of Colorado.


Thu September 6, 2012

Farmers’ Almanac Weighs in on Colorado Winter, and It’s Not Good

Farmers' Almanac

A seemingly endless drought this summer has created dried-up reservoirs and many disappointed farmers. The state’s climatologist told KUNC recently that a change in weather patterns—from a La Nina to a weak- to moderate-El Nino influence—could lead to more precipitation this fall.

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Tue August 21, 2012

State Climatologist Says Drought Is ‘Stabilizing’

Drought in Colorado
Carlye Calvin courtesy of University Center for Atmospheric Research

Colorado’s drought conditions aren’t getting any better, but they’re also not getting any worse.

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Thu May 10, 2012

What the Hail? Colorado State Climatologist Now Keeping Official Hailstone Records

CoCoRaHS national coordinator Henry Reges with record South Dakota hailstone from 2010
Colorado Climate Center courtesy of Colorado State University

Spring storms are well known for bringing damaging hail with them, such as one that hit the eastern Plains earlier this month. And though it may be impossible to say definitively where the biggest hailstone on record has fallen – or exactly how big it is - Colorado’s state climatologist wants to make it easier to prove those claims.

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Tue April 3, 2012

State Climatologist: Warm & Dry Conditions Expected to Continue in April

Grace Hood

March’s hot and dry weather has put 98 percent of the state in varying levels of drought. Some of the worst areas right now are in the Arkansas Basin—central and south Colorado—in addition to the northwestern part of the state. KUNC’s Grace Hood sat down with state climatologist Nolan Doesken to find out how we got here, and where the state might be headed in April.