Colorado's 2021 summer marked by high temps and mountain rain
Fall arrives this week after a final punch of summer heat.
The big picture: Much of Colorado — particularly the northeastern and northwestern corners — experienced a much hotter summer than normal, according to new data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- The same areas saw less rain than normal from June through August, which is meteorological summer.
The good news: Southwest Colorado and many of the mountains scored more rain than normal thanks to a strong monsoon effect.
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