Received moisture during February was mostly confined to northern and central counties across the state, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Region Field Office, Colorado. Northwestern counties experienced several snowstorms during February, boosting snowpack in the high country. In northeastern counties, received moisture was very spotty and most areas remained very dry. Warm, windy weather and limited moisture were a primary concern for dryland crop and rangeland conditions.
Reports indicated winter wheat stands in areas were thin with little protective cover and soils susceptible to blowing. Winter wheat was in need of moisture to keep fields from blowing.