Why Fort Collins is in a drought despite the rain

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - What a difference 30 miles makes in Colorado's weather.

Fort Collins is exiting the summer stuck in a drought, though skies looked stormy more days than not.

About 30 miles to the southeast, Greeley is happily drought-free. Between May and August, Greeley’s weather station received 103 percent of its normal rainfall. Fort Collins received less than half.

That’s because for months storms have been brewing over the Fort Collins area before moving eastward. The pattern has left Fort Collins parched while Greeley and the Eastern Plains get drenched.

Read more at the Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2cTKFQE

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