Drought expectations for 2014

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. 2013 was a rough one in terms of drought conditions across the state, but officials say 2014 may be a different story.

We are entering the new year still in drought conditions, but in the next two weeks and over the next several months, we should be seeing a pattern change.

National Weather Service officials says current models predict a pretty average year in terms of precipitation.

"With normal precipitation expected, the drought wont get any worse than it is right now," says Senior Forecaster, Chris Cuoco. "Unless there is a huge change as we get into May and June where it can really dry out."

January and february are also normally two of the driest months for us here in western Colorado.

But March and April on average bring us about an inch of precipitation each; with september most often being the wettest month of the year.

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