Friday – 9 Apr 2021 – 10:40am
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Yesterday’s high at the airport was 62 – a few degrees above average. Lows were in the mid 20s. The diurnal temperature swing averaged 35-40 degrees. Peak winds at the airfield were 34.5mph and we hit 30mph just north of Turkey Springs.
*** The Grand Junction NWS has issued a Red Flag Warning valid noon to 9pm today. “A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire danger”. ***
Avalanche Danger: “Low” transitioning to “Moderate” as temps warm during the day.
The upper level ridge will stay in control until Monday night. By Tuesday, the ridge is expected to retrograde further to the west and this will allow an upper level low to drop out of the north and spin over the Great Basin most of next week. Pieces of energy will move across our region and keep us unsettled. We’ll see periods of lowland rain and high country snow.
Today through Monday… We’ll continue to see lots of sun with a few afternoon clouds. Each afternoon winds will peak in the 20-30mph range. Temperatures will continue to be a little warmer than normal with 60-65 for highs. Lows overnight will be in the low to upper 20s.
Monday night and Tuesday… Clouds will increase Monday night with a chance for showers. The valley could see “rainflakes” during the coldest part of the night, otherwise it will be rain. Our mountains above 9,000ft will get 2-4” of snow. Highs will be mid to upper 50s and lows will be mid-20s to mid-30s. Winds will peak the 20-25mph range.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|75 / 1989
|6 / 1973
Arleen will do the next post tomorrow morning.