Currently in Denver - August 15, 2022

The weather, currently.

Low 80s and high chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms

The great things about monsoonal season is we make up for our drought. For Monday, we will keep chipping away at our drought conditions with a very high chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. If you haven't added a rain jacket to bring along as part of your routine, this is the day you are going to want to do.

As far as severe thunderstorm risk, I don't see anything that calls for large hail or excessive rainfall so, difficult travel (like flooding) or getting hail dents in your car shouldn't be an issue.

Here's a quick look at your Monday:

1) Temperatures drop about 10 degrees. Highs will be in the low 80s.

2) High chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Be prepared.

3) Chances of rain remain in the forecast for most of this week.

Megan Montero

What you need to know, currently.

Our founder, Eric Holthaus, has a new piece up today on the coming water restrictions in the drought-stricken Western states:

Time has run out for drought-stricken states along the Colorado River in the US southwest, as talks aimed at coming to terms on a water-sharing plan have broken down.

“Negotiations among the Colorado River’s Lower Basin states of Arizona, California, and Nevada have stalled,” according to Luke Runyon, a journalist for a Colorado public radio station focused on the Colorado River. According to Runyon, that makes “a seven-state commitment to conserve 2-4 million acre-feet unlikely ahead of a federal deadline.”

That much water — 2-4 million acre-feet — is about one-third of the river’s historic flow, roughly equivalent to all the water Arizona’s farmers use each year to grow alfalfa, a specialized type of hay, or about as much as Las Vegas uses in five years.

Click here to read the full piece!