2019-2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Dolores, CO

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November 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-6Rain, then sunny, cool east; sunny, warm west
Nov 7-15Sunny, warm
Nov 16-20Showers, then sunny, cool
Nov 21-25Scattered showers, then sunny, cool
Nov 26-30Showers, warm
Novembertemperature 57° (1° above avg.)
precipitation 1" (avg.)

December 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-8Showers, then sunny, chilly
Dec 9-16Sunny; mild, then cold
Dec 17-20Snow east, sunny west; cold
Dec 21-26Periods of rain and snow, cold
Dec 27-31Sunny, cold
Decembertemperature 45° (3° below avg.)
precipitation 0.2" (0.3" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be colder than normal, with cold weather predominant from mid-December to mid-January and in mid-February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late December, mid-January, and mid-February. April and May will be cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall below normal in the east and above normal in the west. Summer will be slightly cooler and drier than normal. The hottest periods will occur in early to mid-June and early and late July. September and October will be cooler and drier than normal in the east and near normal in the west.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 14

About the Desert Southwest Region

The Desert Southwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ARIZONA (Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson), CALIFORNIA (Brawley, Calexico, Coachella, El Centro, Indio), COLORADO (Cortez, Dolores, Durango, Mancos, Towaoc), NEVADA (Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Pahrump, Winchester), NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe), TEXAS (El Paso, Fabens, Pecos, San Elizario, Socorro), UTAH (Aneth, Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, White Mesa).

Desert Southwest Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Desert Southwest long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Dolores, CO

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Weather

Looking for forecast for zip code 87144. October 19th, 2019. Outdoor wedding.

Spring Training

I look forward going to spring training in Arizona on March 4th to 12th. I would like to know what is predict for those date.

Whers is the Niño ?, very dry weather south newMexico and fartwe

It would be like the 6 consecutive winter warm and again another dry winter without any chance that snow falls and with bad prediction, according to your predictions. in step tx and Ciudad Juarez, when our aunts told us that before snow fell to the knees.

A case is climate change or does the US control the high pressure system in the west?

Because it is a pattern winter after winter and has this trend since the last 25 years

Snow?

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We are predicting a colder-than-normal winter with above-normal precipitation and above-normal snowfall in places that usually have snow, and remember: Winter starts on Dec 21, so anything can happen. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

You blew it big time

Yes our average rainfall where I am is .08 of an inch in October. However so far this month we have gotten6.06 inches of rain and that's counting snow flurries we got on October 7 at 8:20am.
Oops!!!
Otherwise y'all are pretty close to what the weather will be

accuracy to date

The Editors's picture

…well, to date a month ago. Thanks, Bob. Keep the cards and letters coming!

Ya blew it, big time for Feburary

Y'all need to make some adjustments for the southwest. So far we have gotten 4.56 inches of precipitation and are way over what you called for February. Yes I know, Feb is normally fairly dry but not this year, its been very wet. I use 2 rain gauges, not just one. I use an electronic rain gauge and a old fashion rain gauge, both have been very very close to the same readings, less then .01 differences when they are different. When that happens, I use the lesser amount.

drought in SW Colorado

Some of the reservoirs in SW Colorado are at less than 10% capacity. Stunning to see. The Animas River is at all time low... let it snow! we don't need any stinking wildfires next year. Nice cool summer at 7800 feet though... Monsoon missed us...

After living in Delaware for

After living in Delaware for the past twenty -odd years, I'm convinced Hell is humid. I'm from the desert southwest originally and going back next week. I can't wait.

Third summer in New Mexico

So this was my third summer living in the New Mexican Chihuahuan desert and I have to say it definitely gets hotter than Hades, we were in the triple digits since about late April and many weeks it was well over 110 degrees, being originally from the great lakes area it was a huge change to adopt to from not only the climate but the elevation, during the summer in the great lakes region you swelter from the humidity and in the winter months you freeze from the bitter cold, snow and ice, comparing the two climates I will take the desert any day over the great lakes climate, I love the desert.

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