Warm and Dry June Across South Central and Southeast Colorado

The weather across South Central and Southeast Colorado for the month of June followed the national trend of being warmer than normal, but did not follow the wetter than normal trend, as recorded precipitation was well below normal for much of the area.  The average temperature for the month June at Colorado Springs was 69.6F, which is 5.2F above normal and made June 2010 the fifth warmest June on record. The much above normal average temperature can be partly attributed to the lack of precipitation over the past month, with only 0.34 inches of rain recorded at the Colorado Springs Airport.  This amount is 2.00 inches below normal and makes June 2010 the fifth driest June on record. 

The average temperature at Alamosa and Pueblo for the month of June was 62.4F and 72.4F, respectively. This is 3.0F and 2.3F above normal respectively, and makes June 2010 tied for the sixth warmest June on record for Alamosa and tied for the 24th warmest June for Pueblo.  As for precipitation, both stations were nearly a half inch below normal for the month of June with 0.11 inches and 0.90 inches being recorded for Alamosa and Pueblo, respectively.  This amount makes June 2010 the 12th driest June on record for Alamosa, and the 48th driest on record for Pueblo.  

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