Dry winter delivers a drought

Dry winter delivers a drought

‘We’re going to need a fair amount of rain or snow’
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Dry, cracked earth has been appearing around La Plata County because of high winds, warmer-than-normal temperatures and lack of precipitation. A meteorologist with the National Weather Service says the Southwest hasn’t been this dry since 2002, the year of the Missionary Ridge Fire.
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On the net

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction: www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt/
The Climate Prediction Center: www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

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