A few storms moving across the region during the middle and end of September provided some much needed precipitation over portions of south central and southeast Colorado. Otherwise, the past month brought in a relatively warm and quiet start to the fall season. The following graphics indicate departure from normals for both temperatures and precipitation over the past month of September.
In Colorado Springs, the average monthly temperature in September was 63.0F. This is 2.0 degrees above the monthly average and makes September of 2012 tied as the 19th warmest September on record, well behind the average temperature of 67.0F recorded in September of 2010. Colorado Springs received 1.42 inches of precipitation through the month of September, which is 0.23 inches above average. This marks only the second time in past nine months in which Colorado Springs has recorded at or above normal precipitation (the other being July). With that in mind, year to date precipitation at the end of September remains over 7 inches below average in Colorado Springs.
In Pueblo, the average monthly temperature in September was 66.5F. This is 1.8 degrees above the monthly average; although remains well behind the average temperature of 71.0F recorded through September of 1931. Pueblo received 0.73 inches of precipitation through the month of September. This is only 0.04 inches below normal, however still marks the seventh consecutive month of below average precipitation recorded in Pueblo. Year to date precipitation at the end of September is over 6.5 inches below average in Pueblo.
In Alamosa, the average monthly temperature in September was 55.3F. This is only 0.3 degrees above the monthly average, and remains well behind the record average temperature of 59.0 degrees recorded through September of 1933. Alamosa received 1.10 inches of precipitation in September, which is 0.19 inches above average. Year to date precipitation at the end of September is just over 1.5 inches below average in Alamosa.