July 2011 Intermountain West Climate Summary
Temperature — June temperatures were generally below average across Utah and Wyoming but above average across Colorado.
Precipitation — June precipitation was well below average in southern Colorado and Utah and average to above-average to the north.
Hydrological Conditions — As expected, the above-average to record snowpacks observed across the region in late spring delivered above-average runoff, with flooding in many locations. Reservoirs across the region filled or improved to levels not seen in several years.
ENSO — The La Niña event ended in May, and ENSO-neutral conditions are forecasted to continue through the summer season.
Climate Forecasts — For August and subsequent seasons, the CPC seasonal outlooks call for an enhanced probability of warmer conditions in the southern portions of the region, and an enhanced probability of wetter conditions in the northern and eastern portions of the region.
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