These two pictures were taken at the same place up at Wolf Creek. The picture on the left was taken yesterday, 6/21/2021, and the picture on the right was taken 2/19/2021 when Wolf Creek reported 115” of snow at the summit!
Tuesday – 22 Jun 2021 – 7:15pm
At Stevens Field the high today was 87 and the low this morning was 50. Today’s peak wind was 28mph.
*** There is a Red Flag Warning valid until 9pm tonight. Nothing has been issued at this time for tomorrow, but conditions won’t change much. Even if a Red Flag Warning is not issued, consider the fire danger extremely high. ***
Wednesday through Tuesday… Our giant high pressure ridge will move very slowly to our east and weaken. Precipitable water and instability will gradually increase leading to a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Raindrops will be few and far between, but some lucky spots could get a soaking. Sadly, because we’re so dry, the thunderstorms might produce more wind and lightning than rain. I am concerned about lightning sparking new fires. If you spot smoke, report it immediately.
Highs will be upper 70s to upper 80s and lows will be 40-50.
Afternoon winds will peak in the 20-25mph range, though isolated convective gusts to 35mph are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|93 / 1954
|23 / 1951
My next post will be Thursday morning, unless something pops up.