Jun 10, 2013 10:12 AM by Stephen Bowers
While the month of May started wet and cool, the moisture just did not stick around.
Data from the National Weather Service in Pueblo shows that much of Southern Colorado ended drier than normal. The cooler-than-normal temperatures did stick around, though June is flip-flopping as temperatures soar into record territory in the coming days.
The National Weather Service says precipitation totals were a little higher in the mountains and along the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The drought index has improved since the beginning of the year, but much of our area remains in extreme drought conditions with little, if any, relief in sight.