A bluebird winter day up at Wolf Creek… Web cam 1/29/2022
Saturday – 29 Jan 2022 – 1:30pm
At Stevens Field the high temp yesterday afternoon was 35 and the low this morning was 5 but temps were missing during the coldest part of morning. I saw temps as low as -6 in the area. The peak wind at the airfield was 6mph.
Precip in the last 24 hours… None
I didn’t plan to do an update today unless something changed. Well something has changed. Read on.
Ridging over much of the western US will keep us dry through Monday.
The next system will impact us Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. The models had been fluctuating on the storm track, but the last few runs indicate a more favorable track with more moisture and precip. I bumped up snowfall amounts below.
Today through Monday… Expect lots of blue sky with occasional patches of mid and high level clouds. Patchy early morning fog is possible in the low-lying areas. Highs will be in the lower to mid-40s and lows will be 0 to 20.
Tuesday and Wednesday… Clouds will increase through the day on Tuesday. Scattered snowshowers will start in the afternoon over the mountains and over the valley after sunset. The best chance for snow is late Tuesday evening into Wednesday afternoon. Scattered snowshowers will linger Wednesday night.
Highs will be in the lower to upper 30s and lows will be 10 to 25. Temps could be 10 degrees colder Wednesday night if clouds clear out sooner than expected.
– Valley: 3-6”
– Mountains: 6-12”
So what does all this mean? The models are lining up pretty good and getting more consistent, so forecast confidence is increasing. We aren’t quite into high resolution model data. Mark will get a first look at that tomorrow.
Thursday and Friday… Clouds will gradually decrease Thursday and a few spotty snowshowers may linger over the mountains until noon. Friday will be mostly sunny. Highs on Thursday will be upper 20s to mid-30s and lows will be -10 to 10. Temps will be a few degrees warmer Friday with highs in the mid-30s to lower 40s and lows in the -5 to 15 range.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|40||54 / 1986||3||-32 / 1909|
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Mark will do the next post tomorrow.