Falls Creek Falls is on the left and Fourmile Falls is on the right. Pic taken 6/10/2021
Friday – 11 Jun 2021 – 10:00am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 84 and the low this morning was 40. Yesterday’s peak wind was 32mph. The cold spots this morning bottomed out around 30…brrrr! We’re seeing 45 degree temperature swings – very impressive!
These are the record highs Sunday through Wednesday: 89, 90, 90, 88, 87 – We’ll get warmer than that!
The Slate Fire, 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff, was first reported just four days ago. It has blown up quickly to 5,000 acres and is now the primary cause of smoke in our area.
*** There is not a Red Flag Warning today because winds won’t quite hit the threshold. However, it will be very dry, warm, and vegetation is also drying out. I expect similar conditions through at least Wednesday. Even if a Red Flag Warning is not issued, consider the fire danger extremely high. ***
Rest of today through Tuesday… We’ll continue to see occasional patches of high cirrus, little afternoon cumulus clouds, and periods of smoke.
Afternoon winds will peak around 20mph each day.
High temps today and tomorrow will be 80-90 and lows will be mid-30s to mid-40s. Tomorrow morning is the last time for the cold spots to worry about freezing.
High Temps Sunday through Wednesday…
– Above 7,700ft and closer to the mountains: Low 90s
– Below 7,700ft and near town: Mid-90s
– Arboles: You guys will flirt with 100 and likely top out in the low 100s
Low temps Sunday through Wednesday… Will be upper 30s to low 50s
The next pattern change?… Our giant blocking high pressure will move slightly south and weaken starting Wednesday or Thursday. By Thursday, temps should cool a few degrees and we’ll start seeing spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|77||94 / 1996||36||18 / 1951|
My next update will be on Sunday unless something pops up.