Some showers moved into Pagosa Springs early this morning…
6-30-21: 9am update…Continued rain chances for the near future and beyond.
It’s been a great week of rain for most of us and even though rain odds will fluctuate over the next few days, they won’t go away. Today’s weather will be influenced by an upper level low over northern Utah that will be shifting our upper level winds into more of a SW flow. Looking at the latest mid level water vapor imagery, there is some drier air to our SW that may lower our odds for rain today as the biggest moisture fetch will be to our east. The remains of Enrique will continue to move NE into New Mexico where Flash Flood Watches have been issued for central and southern NM.
Rainfall totals yesterday ranged from a few hundredths to close to 4 tenths of an inch. 7 day totals have approached and exceeded an inch of rain. The average June rainfall total is 0.95 inches and we still have one more day to boost our June totals.
Today…Partly cloudy this morning with storms building up again this afternoon. Look for storms to move from SW to NE today. Wind gusts to around 15mph except higher in and around the storms. Highs will peak to the low 70’s, then drop back to the low to mid 40’s overnight. I think precipitation totals through this afternoon will range from 0.05-0.20 for our area and about double that for the mountains. Since these will be scattered storms there will be rain lottery winners and losers as usual. For any of you visiting our area, watch out for rapidly changing weather conditions! Temps can drop 20 degrees in minutes, winds can gust to 40mph and lightning is always a possibility.
For the rest of the week: Look for afternoon thunderstorms to form all week long. Temps will range from the 40’s for lows and highs in the 70’s through Friday, then warming to the 40’s and low 80’s by the weekend. While storms will become more scattered, rain will continue to be in our forecast through the weekend and into next week.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||97/ 1990||42||28 / 1942|