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Longmont summer was slightly wetter than average

precipitation
This map compares precipitation across Colorado to historic averages for the month of August.

Longmont saw nearly 30% more rainfall this summer compared to last year, making the season slightly wetter than historic averages.

According to the Colorado Climate Center, Longmont saw just over 5 inches of rain in June, July and August. In 2021, the same three month span saw 3.87 inches of rain, while 2020 received 3.37 inches, 2019 saw 7.66 inches and 2018 got 5.5 inches.

Temperature wise, the summer was hotter than average for Longmont with the July temperature average 91 degrees.

Statewide, Colorado saw 0.54 inches more precipitation from June to August compared to historic data, but temperatures were 2.9 degrees warmer making it the sixth warmest summer in state history.

The slight increase in moisture has helped somewhat with the short-term drought situation, but forecasters are worried that high heat and a dry fall could worsen conditions.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the Longmont area as of Sept. 8 is abnormally dry along with 37.9% of the state. In west Boulder County and over much of the mountains, about 15% of the state, there are currently no short-term drought conditions.

At the beginning of the calendar year, the entire state was in moderate drought or worse.

This time last year, 47.4% of the state was considered drought free. Less than one percent of the state is experiencing the worst drought conditions, exceptional drought, which is an improvement compared to last year when about 4% of the state fell into that category.

Current Weather

Sunny

Sunny

46°F

UV Index
1 Low
Pressure
29.93 Rising
Visibility
4 miles
Dewpoint
17 °F
Humidity
31%
Wind
WNW 4.9 mph
Gust
12.2 mph
Wind Chill
44 °F

12 Hour Forecast

Today
5 PM
44°F
Mostly cloudy
Today
6 PM
39°F
Mostly clear
Today
7 PM
37°F
Mostly clear
Today
8 PM
35°F
Mostly clear
Today
9 PM
33°F
Mostly clear
Today
10 PM
32°F
Mostly clear
Today
11 PM
30°F
Mostly clear
Tomorrow
12 AM
29°F
Mostly clear
Tomorrow
1 AM
28°F
Mostly clear
Tomorrow
2 AM
26°F
Mostly clear
Tomorrow
3 AM
24°F
Mostly clear
Tomorrow
4 AM
22°F
Mostly clear

7 Day Forecast

Partly sunny w/ showers

Friday

51 °F

Mostly sunny with a shower in spots this afternoon


Partly cloudy

Friday Night

19 °F

Partly cloudy


Mostly cloudy

Saturday

47 °F

Mostly cloudy


Mostly clear

Saturday Night

26 °F

Mainly clear


Mostly cloudy

Sunday

59 °F

Turning cloudy


Intermittent clouds

Sunday Night

25 °F

Clouds breaking


Cloudy

Monday

49 °F

Cloudy and cooler; there could be a period of snow at night


Snow

Monday Night

20 °F

Snow at times, accumulating 1-3 inches


Flurries

Tuesday

30 °F

Cloudy with a bit of snow with little or no accumulation; colder; storm total snowfall 1-3 inches


Cloudy

Tuesday Night

17 °F

Considerable clouds


Sunrise and Sunset

Sunrise
7:11 AM
Sunset
4:35 PM

Based on AccuWeather data