Seems like every time I take my drone up for a test flight, all of the cross-country skiers vanish!
3-1-22. 3pm update…
The low this morning at Stevens Field was 16 degrees and the high so far today has been 54. There was no precipitation recorded in our area but with all of the snow melt going on it sounds like it’s raining outside!
Meteorological spring began today and it will continue to feel springish through Thursday as high temperatures exceed 50 degrees (I have my shorts on as I type this post!) By Friday, a large trough will dig into the Pacific NW and set up several days of potential rain and snow for our area as a series of waves and upper-level lows move east. Essentially, we will lose ridging over us and switch into a period of troughiness, which means unsettled weather for at least a week. As all of this sets up on Friday, we could see snow levels rise to above 8000 feet during the day giving us a chance for rain and a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon. By Friday night colder air will arrive and the snow levels should drop back to below 7000 feet.
For those of you who like to “hear” our forecast, call 877-841-0247.
I’ll be on a photoshoot tomorrow in Farmington so my next post will be on Thursday unless something completely meteorologically random occurs. Shawn will be posting February summaries tomorrow.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.
Pagosa Springs historical data for March 1st.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|46||63/ 1943||12||-25/ 1913|