The Mules Ears are still putting on a beautiful show. There weren’t many clouds this morning. That will change as we warm up and clouds build over the mountains. – Pic taken 6/24/2021 around 7:45am
Thursday – 24 Jun 2021 – 10:15am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 84 and the low this morning was 48. Yesterday’s peak wind was 23mph. A couple bands of showers moved through last night between 10 and midnight. Near town and the east side of the county did pretty good with around 0.10”. The average was 0.04” to 0.06”. It’s not much, but it’s a start!
*** There is not a Red Flag Warning out for Archuleta County. Even if a Red Flag Warning is not issued, consider the fire danger extremely high. ***
There is an interesting weather pattern setting up. By this weekend an omega block (see the graphic below) will be firmly in place. Usually a blocking pattern is not good for us, but in this case, we will benefit from it! Diffluent flow aloft plus moisture already in place will lead to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms for the next 7-10 days.
Action will start slowly today and tomorrow and then ramp up this weekend. I’m concerned the first few thunderstorms will spark new fires, so keep an eye out for smoke. By the end of the weekend enough rain might fall to decrease fire danger – yay!
Today through Wednesday… Spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible today and tomorrow and then will become widespread this weekend. We’ll wake up to mostly clear skies and then clouds will build as we warm up. Folks playing in the high country keep your eyes and ears open as clouds build rapidly between 10 and noon each day.
Highs will be lower 70s to lower 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
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||92 / 1990||38||26 / 1951|
If things get active this afternoon, I’ll do a quick post. Otherwise my next post will be tomorrow morning.