Smoke is drifting into the area from a controlled burn occurring between Beaver Creek Road and First Notch Road, north of Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs… 4/12/2021
Monday – 12 Apr 2021 – 2:30pm
The low this morning at the airfield was 29.5 and the high so far today is 62.2. Peak winds at the airfield have been 29.9mph and we have hit 26mph just north of Turkey Springs.
Regarding the smoke in the area, this is from the USDA Forest Service – San Juan National Forest Facebook page: “The Columbine Ranger District Fire and Fuels Management staff have prepared and planned prescribed fires in the Vallecito-Piedra area beginning today (12 April) and continuing into May, weather permitting. Operations will take place between Beaver Creek Road and First Notch Road, north of Highway 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs.”
The upper level ridge is slowly retrograding towards the west. By tomorrow the ridge will be far enough west to 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 through Tuesday night… Clouds will increase tonight with spotty showers possible after midnight, mainly 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 Tuesday night, especially over the mountains. All types of precip are possible with “rainflakes” in the valley during the coldest part of the night and then rain, graupel, and small hail during the day along with gusty winds and lightning. 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 50 to 60 and lows will be 20 to 30. Wednesday will be the warmest day with temps at the high end of those ranges and Friday will be coolest day with temps at the low end of those ranges. Winds will peak in the 25-35mph range.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|58||75 / 1907||23||7 / 1951|
My next post will be tomorrow morning.