NWS in Pueblo has released climate information for the summer months in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Alamosa. In Colorado Springs it was the warmest summer ever recorded! Below is what the NWS had to say:
Temperatures remained “at and above” seasonal averages to wind up the month of August. As a result… the summer months (June, July and August) saw 2012 become the warmest summer on record in Colorado Springs, based on average temperature. Pueblo and Alamosa both registered the second warmest summer on record.
In Colorado Springs, the average temperature from June 1st through August 31st was 73.3F. This is 5 degrees above the seasonal average of 68.3F and makes the summer of 2012 the warmest summer on record, coming in just above the average temperature of 73.2 degrees recorded in 2011. In addition, the average maximum temperature in Colorado Springs from June through August was 88.0 degrees. This is 6.2 degrees above the seasonal average maximum temperature of 81.2F, and gives the summer of 2012 the highest average maximum temperature on record in Colorado Springs, although this matches the average maximum temperature of 88.0F recorded in the summer of 2011. Colorado Springs received 4.27 inches of precipitation through the days of summer in 2012. This is 4.41 inches below the seasonal average and makes the summer of 2012 the 15th driest summer on record to date in Colorado Springs, though well behind the 2.47 inches recorded through the summer of 1939. Clearly, the 3.56 inches of precipitation measured in July 2012 offset the 0.59 in June and 0.12 in August…which became the driest August on record, coming in below the 0.15 inches of August 1962.
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