High pressure continues to dominate our weather…

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A few skiers are enjoying our great weather and doing something other than shopping on Black Friday! Photo courtesy of Wolf Creek Ski area.

11-26-21: 12:30 pm update…

At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 43 and the low was 19. Our home in “Little Siberia”, about a mile north of Hatcher Lake, hit 11 degrees this morning. There has been zero precipitation over the past 24 hours.

We need a trough or an upper level low to bring us our next round of precipitation, but at least in the short term, I can’t find one. There is one over Baja, CA, but it will only be impacting southern NM and Texas over the next 48 hours.

High pressure will be in control for the next week with high temperatures rising to near or exceeding record territory early next week. The record high for Monday and Tuesday is 58 degrees and our predicted high temps for those days is 60.

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An upper level low over Baja CA will move east over the next couple of days. Unfortunately, precipitation from this low will stay to our south, only impacting southern NM and Texas.
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Temperatures will be running around 20 degrees above normal on Monday. We could set a record high on Monday and Tuesday of next week.
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The latest 6-10 day forecast continues to keep us in the “likely below normal” zone for precipitation.

My forecast…

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The rest of today: Sunny with highs in the low to mid 50’s. Winds will out of the SW 5-10 mph.

Saturday-Tuesday: Mostly sunny with lows in the teens and 20’s and highs in mid to upper 50’s. We could see some record highs in the low 60’s on Monday and Tuesday. Winds will be out of the SW 5-10 with a few gusts approaching 20 mph.

Wednesday-Friday: Continued mostly sunny with above normal temps ranging from the teens and 20’s for lows and highs in the upper 50’s to low 60’s.

My next update will be on Sunday…have a great weekend!

-Mark Langford

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Pagosa Springs historical data for November 8th.

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
4564/ 194313-20/ 1952

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