A cumulonimbus with an evening glow over Pagosa Peak last night. – Pic taken 6/24/2021 around 7:00pm
Friday – 25 Jun 2021 – 8:45am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 81 and the low this morning was 48. Yesterday’s peak wind was 27mph. We got 15 raindrops in the Turkey Springs yesterday evening. As I get ready to hit the “send” button, we are getting few raindrops near town!
*** 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 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.
I’m concerned the first few thunderstorms will spark new fires, so keep an eye out for smoke. With some luck enough rain might fall to decrease fire danger – yay!
Today through Thursday… Spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible today 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||95 / 1990||38||22 / 1951|
If things get active this afternoon, I’ll do a quick post. I’ll be busy tomorrow morning so my next forecast post will be tomorrow afternoon.