Rain Gauges are Happy Across SE Colorado, But...Drought Conditions Linger

Southeast Colorado received a lot of rain Wednesday night. Depending on where you live you might have received as much as two inches in your rain gauge.



Flash Flooding warnings from the National Weather Service for Northern Bent, Eastern Otero and Crowley went out. However, despite the rain the Eastern part of Colorado received, there are still drought conditions reported.


The US Drought Monitor's latest map shows SE Colorado still experiencing drought in some capacity. The site explains that June was drier than usual for the high plains of Colorado and it was hotter than it normally is for that month. Although, it was mentioned that conditions in Southern Colorado have improved.


According to the drought monitor the look ahead for the next ten days, through the 16th of July, looks to be hot. Above normal temperatures are expected for Southern and Southeast Colorado.


Here's a visual look at where we are right now:




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