2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Dolores, CO

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September 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-3Showers, warm
Sep 4-7Rainy, cool east; sunny west
Sep 8-13Scattered t-storms, warm
Sep 14-27Sunny; cool east, warm west
Sep 28-30Sunny, cool
Septembertemperature 78° (3° below avg. east, 1° above west)
precipitation 1.5" (0.5" above avg.)

October 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Desert Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-6Sunny; warm east, cool west
Oct 7-11Sunny, cool
Oct 12-19T-storms, then sunny, chilly
Oct 20-25Scattered showers, cool
Oct 26-31Sunny, warm
Octobertemperature 68° (1° above avg. east, 1° below west)
precipitation 0.5" (0.5" 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 (Durango), NEVADA (Henderson, Las Vegas, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor), NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe), TEXAS (El Paso, San Elizario, Socorro).

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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accuracy to date

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…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.

Its a dry heat :)

Lived in the southwest part of Arizona most of my life. I have lived up in Maine for 2 years just 20 minutes north of Bangor. Its just opposite from what I experienced in Arizona. During the summer in Arizona, I stayed in AC'ed buildings and cars. During the winter its the ooposite, I stayed inside heated buildings and cars. That's bout it.

As weather

I visited my friends in Phoenix twice from Portland Oregon . Would not live in dusty hot city! Then they moved to Tucson. Visited twice, was warned...hot hot summer, stay inside. Love the heat. Love monsoon. Go out early morn and late evening. I live in Green Valley. I love it.

AZ sucks..

Its a lousy place to visit let alone live..been here for two years now..half way between PHX and Tucson..I miss the puget sound area..and the thing is the state and counties could fix this but they are poor and corrupt..just like the residents..AZ will be out of water in 20 years..

You are welcome to leave our wonderful state

If you think AZ is so bad, please leave ASAP. It will make our state that much more beautiful.

AZ Sucks

My friend JD, I lived in Seattle for 20 years of my life, I have lived in eastern Washington which is much better but Seattle SUCKS big time. rains almost every day, dark and glumly, and when the sun does come out on a weekend which is very rare, everyone heads to the beach or parks and that sucks. Can't even find a parking spot. Seattle has the highest rate of suicides in the US not because its a good place to live but because it sucks! We may be out of water in several years but the is our Governments in Nevada, California and Arizona's fault, not the people of Arizona Go home Mr. negative. If you don't like it hear, leave! Call me, I'll help you pack!

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