Happy 4th Weekend!

July 4th

7-3-21: 8:30am update…Perfect parade weather followed by some PM Poppers

Yesterday turned out to be an active afternoon for scattered thunderstorms as many of you found .05 and more in your rain gauges! Some of the rain lottery winners found a third of an inch of rain (near Mission and N Pagosa). My gauge about a mile north of Hatcher Lake had 0.09 of rainfall in it.

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Digital rainfall reports from yesterday afternoon.
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COCORAHS 24 hour rainfall reports

Moisture rotating around upper level high pressure will give us a chance for more scattered storms today and tomorrow. On Monday an upper level trough will be the trigger for increased odds for storms. Shawn takes over tomorrow and will have more info on that.

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Mid level moisture (blue) will rotate around upper level high pressure centered near the 4 corners area giving us a chance for more afternoon storms today and tomorrow.

My forecast…

Parade Day (Today). I don’t see any issues for our downtown parade as it will wrap up around noon. Just as yesterday, there will be a chance for afternoon thunderstorms. The storms will have very little movement (slightly SE) and will just pop up randomly this afternoon. Rainfall totals will vary from 0-0.30. Temps during the parade will range from the 60’s at the beginning to the lower 80’s by the end. Don’t forget to douse yourself in sunscreen! 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.

The rest of July 4th Weekend: Look for a chance for afternoon thunderstorms throughout the holiday weekend with the best odds on Monday. Temps will range from the 40’s for lows and highs in the low 80’s.

-Mark Langford

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Pagosa Springs historical data

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
8394/ 19894127 / 1951

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One Response

  1. Up in Oak Hill @ 8K we had rain then 1/4″ hail in a decent amount this afternoon! No thunder or lightning, nice!!

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