County precipitation inches above normal for year

RBC I Precipitation measured in Rio Blanco County so far this year is quite a bit above normal through Oct. 20 and already stands many inches above the total received during all of 2012.

May precipitation substantially above longtime average

RBC — Precipitation at the plant center in May measured 2.13 inches and no snow was recorded for the month.

April precipitation near yearly average

RBC — April precipitation at the Upper Colorado Environmental Plant Center measured 1.66 inches and includes 9.0 inches of snow.

Dry February

RBC — Precipitation at the plant center in February measured only 0.30 inches and includes 3.5 inches of snow.

White River Watershed snow still above normal

RBC — The second snow survey of winter on the Upper White River Watershed was completed on Feb. 26. The White River snow pack water equivalent (snow moisture) is presently 7 percent above last year at this time.

2009 begins with wet month

RBC — Precipitation in January at the plant center measured 1.45 inches and includes 14.5 inches of snow.

White River survey shows increased moisture over ’08

RBC — The first snow survey of winter on the Upper White River Watershed was completed on Jan. 29.

’08 precipitation falls slightly below average

RBC — Precipitation at the plant center recently measured 1.56 inches and included 14.0 inches of snow.

Precipitation below average

Precipitation below average MEEKER — Precipitation at the plant center in November measured only 0.90 inch and includes 8.0 inches of snow.

October rainfall falls well below average month

MEEKER — October precipitation at the plant center measured only 0.57 inch and was substantially below the longtime average of 1.49 inches.

August precipitation still below average

MEEKER — August precipitation at the plant center measured only 1.61 inches and was below the longtime average of 1.82 inches.

July precipitation lowest since 1976

MEEKER — Precipitation at the plant center in July measured only 0.16 inches and the longtime average is 1.51 inches. July 2008 was the driest July recorded since the plant center was started in 1976.