Off and on snowshowers continue to move over Wolf Creek Pass but the roads just look wet… 4/13/2021at 6:10pm
Update – 13 Apr 2021 – 6:40pm
So far the best storm energy has missed us, but it’s not over. We still have a shot for showers and a thunderstorm or two until midnight.
*** The Grand Junction National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning valid tomorrow, 14 April, 1pm to 9pm. ***
For more details please see the rest of my forecast below. I’ll do another update tomorrow afternoon.
Tuesday – 13 Apr 2021 – 8:00am
Cloud cover limited our cooling last night. Lows were in the mid to upper 30s. We had a brief “rainflake” shower near Turkey Springs as I typed this up. I see snowshowers over most of our mountains this morning.
An upper level low is spinning over southeast Oregon and slowly sinking south. The leading trough is moving across central Utah and kicking up showers. The trough will move through our area this evening making things pretty active ahead of it.
The low will wobble over the Great Basin through Friday pushing pieces of energy across our region and keep us unsettled.
Today and tonight… We’ll continue to see mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers. The best chance for showers and a thunderstorm or two will be this afternoon into the evening. Spotty showers could persist through the night, especially over the mountains. All types of precip are possible with “rainflakes” in the valley during the coldest part of the day and then rain, graupel, and small hail during the afternoon/evening along with gusty winds and lightning. Our mountains above 9,500ft will get 2-4” of snow. Highs will be 50 to 55 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 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
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|74 / 1988
|8 / 1980
I’ll do a quick update this afternoon. My next forecast post will be tomorrow evening.