Sunrise view of Monument Valley… Pic taken 4/21/2022
Friday – 22 Apr 2022 – 9:50am
At Stevens Field the high temp yesterday afternoon was 70. The low this morning was 39. The peak wind at the airfield yesterday afternoon was 23mph.
Precip summary… There has been no recent precip.
*** The Grand Junction National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory valid 10am this morning to 6pm this evening for winds gusting to 50mph. *** My wind forecast for us: Winds today will start getting gusty between 10 and 11am. Our strongest winds, occasionally peaking around 50mph, will be between noon and 8pm.
There are Red Flag Warnings all around us, which include our neighbors to the south in NM. Why not us? Our “fuels”, vegetation and forest duff, are greening up, fairly moist, and not too flammable. *** In my opinion, today’s strong winds and low humidity in the teens, will overcome those moist fuels and fires will get of control very very quickly. ***
PLEASE NO FIRES!
The next system will move through this afternoon and this evening. Clouds, winds, and scattered showers will increase this afternoon. The snow level will start around 9,500ft and then drop down to 6,500ft shortly after midnight tonight. Unfortunately, the northern mountains are favored – we’ll just get the scraps and wind.
A few hit and miss showers will develop over the mountains on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Monday and Tuesday will be typical sunny and pleasant spring days with breezy afternoon winds.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|61||76 / 1989||25||8 / 1967|
Call 877-841-0247 for our “dial up and text” forecast.
My next post will be tomorrow morning.
What do you guys have for total precip so far this year?