WPR News
4:26 pm
Mon October 4, 2004

State Climatologist: Drought is Ending

Laramie, Wy – Data shows that the Northeast part of the state remained very dry this year, but a swath of counties from Albany, through Fremont and up to Yellowstone National Park saw above average rainfall.
State Climatologist Jan Curtis says it will take a few more years to get out of the drought, but he forecasts that precipitation will increase between now and 2008. For the coming year he says there is going to be a weak El Nino, meaning a normal amount of snow and rain.
Curtis says it is especially important to get at least an average amount of snowpack because many reservoirs around the state need to fill up again.