Another glorious morning in paradise. Pic taken 8/4/2021
Wednesday – 4 Aug 2021 – 9:40am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 75 and the low this morning was 48. The peak wind at the airfield yesterday was 23mph.
Most of us got measurable precip yesterday, but I expected a bit more.
The upper level high pressure is over the Great Basin and has helped push the monsoonal moisture plume to our east. Though moisture and instability have decreased considerably, we still have a shot at an isolated afternoon shower or thunderstorm or two – they’ll be few and far between.
A system will move through northern Colorado Friday and Saturday. It will give us gusty afternoon winds and even drier air will move in behind it. I expect lots of sun and dry weather this weekend.
And when will monsoonal moisture return? The second half of next week the high will move closer to the Four Corners and we’ll see a bit more monsoonal moisture. Unfortunately, the models are inconsistent and in disagreement so forecast confidence is low at this point.
Today through Tuesday… Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be much more isolated – consider yourself lucky if you get measurable precip. High temps will be near 80 to the upper 80s and lows will be mid-40s to mid-50s. Afternoon winds will peak around 20mph with gusts to 30mph on Friday and Saturday.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|95 / 1940
|29 / 1950
My next update will be on Friday unless something pops up.