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Drought and Weather Forecasts

Drought and weather forecasts are available for drought conditions as well as climate and streamflow. Key forecasting sources and relevant data are summarized below.

Source Summary
National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office - Denver/Boulder Office La Nina 2011 Winding Down Plus the CPC March-May Outlook
U.S. Weekly and Seasonal Drought Assessment Reviews regional drought conditions in the United States. It includes a map and brief assessment developed by the Climate Prediction Center. The information is based on general, large-scale trends that use subjectively derived probabilities which are guided by numerous indicators, including short- and long-range statistical and dynamical forecasts.
Three-Month Seasonal Outlooks Three-month forecasts of temperature and precipitation developed by the Climate Prediction Center.
National Weather Service Weather Forecasts The National Weather Service has three weather forecast offices in Colorado (Denver/Boulder, Grand Junction, and Pueblo). It provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories.
Front Range Air Pollution Forecasts The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Technical Services is responsible for the collection and analysis of air quality data throughout the state.
NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center Colorado & Interior Southwest Forecasts Summary of the status and outlook for ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation) and what it means for Colorado in particular.