A cheery sunflower and Pagosa Peak this morning. Pic taken 8/18/2021
Wednesday – 18 Aug 2021 – 12:10pm
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 83 and the low this morning was 47. The peak wind at the airfield yesterday was 22mph. I didn’t see any precip on our side of the Divide.
A fall-like system is moving east through the Great Basin. The trough will move through our area around noon tomorrow. Instability and moisture will increase ahead the system leading to a good chance for showers and thunderstorms starting late this afternoon and continuing off and on through the night and into Thursday evening. Snow is possible above 13,000ft in the central and northern Colorado mountains! By Friday, drier air and more stable conditions will move in behind the system leading to very isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Today and Tomorrow… Shower and thunderstorm activity will increase by late afternoon and continue off and on through much of tonight. Tomorrow afternoon will also be active. Storms will be capable of quick bursts of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lightning.
Temps today will peak in the mid-70s to lower 80s and lows will be mid-40s to the lower 50s. High temps tomorrow will be in the 60s and lows will be in the upper 30s to mid-40s. Afternoon winds will peak around 25mph with isolated gusts up to 40mph possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Friday through Tuesday… Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be few and far between. High temps will be mid-70s to the low-80s and lows will be mid-30s to mid-40s. Friday night will be the coldest with chilly spots flirting with freezing.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|80||97 / 1946||44||30 / 1960|
My next update will be tomorrow morning.