Williams Creek Reservoir is still about 95% frozen… 4/11/2021
Sunday – 11 Apr 2021 – 5:10pm
The low this morning at the airfield was 25.7 and the high today was 64.4. Peak winds at the airfield were 34.5mph and we hit 38mph just north of Turkey Springs.
*** There is a Red Flag Warning valid until 8pm today. “A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire danger”. ***
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.
Tonight and Monday… High clouds will increase overnight and winds will weaken. High clouds and a few mid-level clouds will stick with us tomorrow. Afternoon winds will peak in the 20-30mph range. Temperatures will continue to be a little warmer than normal with 60-65 for highs and lows overnight in the low 20s to low30s.
Monday night through Tuesday night… Clouds will increase Monday night with spotty showers possible by sunrise, especially over the mountains. The best chance for showers and a thunderstorm or two will be Tuesday afternoon into the evening. Spotty showers could persist through the night, especially over the mountains. “Rainflakes” are possible in the valley during the coldest part of the night, otherwise it will be rain. Our mountains above 9,500ft 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 in the 20-30mph range.
Wednesday through Friday… We’ll see variable clouds and a slight chance for afternoon showers, mainly over the mountains. High temps will be mid-50s to around 60 and lows will be lower 20s to lower 30s. Winds will peak in the 20-30mph range, and possibly higher on Thursday. It’s too early to trust the details.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|57||77 / 1916||23||2 / 1951|
My next post will be tomorrow afternoon.