Hikers enjoying Coyote Loop Trail with very little smoke this morning.
7-17-21: 9am update…
If you went to bed early (like I did) you probably missed out on a shower that moved through our area around 10pm. I was surprised to find 0.10 of rainfall in my gauge this morning about a mile north of Hatcher Lake!
High pressure will slowly migrate to the four corners today allowing for both surface moisture and mid-level moisture to flow into our area from the SW. Look for a slight increase in thunderstorm activity today and tomorrow. Storms will be moving from west to east.
We will continue to see afternoon thunderstorms this weekend and into next week. By the middle of next week, a more traditional monsoon flow is forecast to set up and rain odds and totals are likely to start ramping up for the rest of the month!
The rest of today…A good chance for scattered afternoon storms with highs in the lower 80s. Look for storms to your west, moving east today.
Sunday-early next week: Continued chances for afternoon thunderstorms. As is the case with convective activity, there will be rain lottery winners and losers. Each day we could see 0-0.25 inches of rain with double that total in the mountains. Lows will remain in the upper 40’s to low 50’s and highs in the 80’s. By mid-week we could see our traditional monsoon season move in with better odds for rain and higher rain totals! Shawn takes over tomorrow and will keep us posted.
For any of you visiting our area, watch out for rapidly changing weather conditions when storms move in! Temps can drop 20 degrees in minutes, winds can gust to 40mph and lightning is always a possibility.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|91 / 1910
|35 / 1948