The Rio Grande Pyramid, 13,825ft, is the highest peak we can see from the Pagosa Springs area. “The Window” on its left (south) shoulder, is a prominent landmark steeped in folklore. We are also seeing more patches of lime green as the aspen leaves open up. – pic taken 5/13/2021
Saturday – 15 May 2021 – 10:10am
The high temp at Stevens Field yesterday was 75. The low this morning was 38. Yesterday’s peak wind was 31mph. The colder spots are still seeing lows in the upper 20s. ** The average last freeze is 31 May. **
The upper level ridge has just moved to our east opening us up to upper level southwest flow and a gradual increase of moisture. The upper level low currently over northern California will move nearly over our heads Monday and Tuesday giving us a decent chance for showers and thunderstorms. The rest of the week we’ll have just enough instability and moisture to kick up scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
The models are all over the place with precip amounts. This is typical with convective activity. We’ll be playing the “rain lottery” next week – there will be winner and losers. Let’s hope a few slow moving showers give all of us a good soaking!
Today and tomorrow… Cumulus clouds will build over the mountains in the afternoons, and a couple may turn into showers. I’d be surprised to see any raindrops in the valley. Expect highs in the 70s and lows in the upper 20s to lower 40s. Afternoon winds will peak in the 20-30mph range.
Monday through Thursday… Chance for scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High temps will be in the mid-60s to low 70s and lows will be in the upper 20s to upper 30s. Afternoon winds will peak in the 20-30mph range, though stronger isolated gusts are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Friday and Saturday… I see potential for 40-45mph winds. We’ll keep a close eye on it.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|80 / 1984
|14 / 1913
Mark will take over tomorrow.