A loan sunflower growing near one of our Aspens appears to be enjoying our wonderful weather this afternoon.
8-23-21: 2pm update…
Another wonderful day in Pagosa Springs. Unlike yesterday when the cumulus clouds were only decorative, today’s have the potential to turn in to scattered storms as the day progresses.
As mentioned yesterday, there will be a chance for very scattered afternoon storms Monday-Sunday as a trough digs into the the Great Basin and a series of shortwave troughs switch our mid-level winds into the SW. Temperatures will continue to stay in the average range with lows in the 40’s and highs around 80. The models that were predicting a cold front early next week with rain have changed their minds today and have gone dry with no front. 😒 We are still a week away so they could change their minds several more times!
The rest of today…Perma-blue skies with a few decorative cumulus clouds turning themselves into wildly scattered storms later this afternoon.
Tuesday-Sunday: A chance for afternoon storms each afternoon, with the best odds now on Thursday. Look for lows in the 40’s and highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. Winds will be 10-15 mph with some gusts over 25mph in the afternoons. Any storms that do develop will have the potential to produce wind gusts over 30mph and lightning. I think rain totals will range from 0-0.20 through the period. As usual, there will be rain lottery winners and losers!
8-24-21: 7:45am quick update…Drier air aloft and on the surface has moved into our area today, reducing our afternoon thunderstorm chances to almost zero. I’ll have a complete post on Wednesday, including the latest 6-10 and September outlook from NOAA.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.
Pagosa Springs historical data for August 23d.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|79||91 / 1910||44||29 / 1956|