November Climate Review and December Preview

After a cool month of October across most of south central and southeast Colorado, the past month of November returned to the common theme played out throughout 2012 thus far; namely warmer and drier than normal conditions.  The following graphics depict departures from normal for both temperatures and precipitation experienced across the state over the past month. 

 

Pueblo recorded a trace of precipitation throughout the past month of November. This is 0.47 inches below the monthly average and makes November of 2012 tied with November of 2005 and six other previous years, as the driest November on record in Pueblo. The average temperature in Pueblo through the month of November was 43.2 degrees. This is 3.9 degrees above average and makes November of 2012 tied as the 21st warmest on record in Pueblo.

The average temperature in Colorado Springs through the month of November was 43.5 degrees.  This is 5.4 degrees above average and makes November of 2012 the 5th warmest on record in Colorado Springs.  Colorado Springs recorded 0.02 inches of precipitation in the month of November.  This is 0.38 inches below normal and makes November of 2012 tied as the 9th driest on record in Colorado Springs.  

Alamosa has received 0.08 inches of  precipitation through the month of November. This is 0.34 inches below average and makes November of 2012 tied as the 20th driest on record in Alamosa. The average temperature in Alamosa through the month of November was 30.4 degrees, which is 0.9 degrees above average.

Looking ahead into December, in Pueblo, the average high and low temperature of 49 degrees and 17 degrees, respectively, on December 1st falls to 46 degrees and 14 degrees by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 30.1 degrees. Pueblo averages 0.38 inches of precipitation and 5.5 inches of snow in the month of December.

In Colorado Springs, the average high and low temperature of 44 degrees and 20 degrees on December 1st falls to 42 degrees and 17 degrees, respectively, by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of  29.8 degrees. Colorado Springs averages 0.34 inches of precipitation and 5.7 inches of snow through the month of December.   

In Alamosa, the average high and low temperature of 39 degrees and 5 degrees on December 1st falls to 34 degrees and -5 degrees, respectively, by the end of the month, with an average monthly temperature of 17.9 degrees. Alamosa averages 0.35 inches of precipitation and 4.5 inches of snow in the month of December.

Below is the Climate Prediction Center's one month temperature and precipitation outlook for December of 2012.

 

 



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