The Coyote Loop cross-country ski course is looking a little muddy, thanks to very little snow from our last storm and an abundance of sunshine. With temperatures expected to exceed 60 degrees by later this week, it won’t be long until the hiking trail is hike-able again.
3-22-22 1:45pm update…
The low this morning at Stevens Field was 22 degrees and the high so far today has been 42, although with the wind, it feels chillier than that! Most of us only saw a few snow showers over the past 24hrs. Somehow Wolf Creek Ski area did manage to record 2 inches of fresh powder.
High pressure and sunshine move in for the remainder of the week along with an increase in our daily highs. By Thursday we could see temperatures approaching 60 degrees and I think by this weekend, we will see low to mid 60’s.
With the passage of the trough and the upper-level low having moved east overnight, our surface and upper-level winds have shifted to the NW, ushering in dry air and creating wind gusts over 20mph as I type. I just went out to transplant some potted plants on our northerly facing deck and experienced a hardy wind chill! The upper-level low failed to give us much precipitation but did produce severe storms in Texas yesterday and Louisiana and Mississippi today.
Other than a few snow showers for our mountains on Wednesday, our weather will be dry and start warming as high pressure builds. Wednesday will be even windier than today with northerly gusts potentially exceeding 30mph. By Thursday and Friday our winds will taper down to 10-15mph and our high temps will start moving closer to the 60 degree mark. I think all of us will see low 60’s for highs by this weekend.
Looking down the road, there may be a slight chance for precipitation around the middle of next week, but I’m not feeling very optimistic at this time. The models are looking a bit more bullish for the first week in April but that’s still quite a few days out.
Enjoy the spring weather…my next post will be on Thursday.
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Pagosa Springs historical data for March 20th.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|53||69/ 1940||17||-9/ 1944|