October 22nd Drought Monitor Update

Weather

After another dry week in the Western Slope there has been no improvement in the drought monitor. We can see further expansion of the extreme and exceptional drought levels. 77.72% of the state is now under an extreme drought and 21.82% of the state is under the highest drought level, exceptional. We may see some improvement in next week’s update due to a cold front passing through this weekend. Even though we will receive some much need rainfall, it will take several systems like this to completely alleviate this drought.

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