Our precip totals this week. The region got a much needed soaking!
Sunday – 23 May 2021 – 10:00am
The high temp at Stevens Field yesterday was 71. The low this morning was 37. Yesterday’s peak wind was 54mph. The colder spots had lows in the upper 20s this morning. ** The average last freeze is 31 May. **
Last night the eastern part of the county got a good lightning show and a good soaking. 24-hour reports east of Hwy 84 range from 0.25” to nearly 0.40”. Most of the rest of the county got less than 0.10” in the last 24 hours.
Mark got a great time lapse of yesterday’s storms!
7 day precip totals…
Since Monday most of the county got over a half inch of rain. Locations near town and north of town got over an inch. The highest 7-day CoCoRaHS report was 1.84” up by Four Mile.
After Mark did a great job with a busy weather week, my challenge will be figuring out how much sun we’ll see and how pleasant the temps will be!
The main low that has been spinning to our northwest is finally going to eject northeast into Canada. Drier air is moving into the region and I expect a nice week. I don’t see any significant systems for the next 7-10 days.
Today through next Sunday… This morning we’ll see lots of altocumulus clouds and then clouds decreasing through the afternoon. I don’t expect any showers. The rest of the week, other than a few cumulus clouds over the mountains in the afternoons, I expect lots of sun and dry weather. Wednesday could be the exception as a dry system moves through with more clouds and stronger winds.
Today will be the coolest day of the week with highs in the mid-50s to low 60s. Lows tomorrow morning will range from the mid-20s to mid-30s. Tomorrow will be 5 degrees warmer and then we’ll see 70s the rest of the week. As far as plants go, most of us will be good to leave them out starting Wednesday night. The cold spots will still cut it close this week.
This afternoon winds will peak in the 25-35mph range. The rest of the week winds will peak in the 20-25mph range though the windy spots could see gusts to 30mph Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Area streams are running high due to recent rainfall and high country run-off. San Juan River flow peaked around 1,450cfs the last two nights. I still don’t think we have seen the highest flows. That will likely happen by the end of this week.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|85 / 1984
|15 / 1930
Unless something pops up, my next post will be Tuesday.