Fresh snow on Pagosa Peak… Pic taken 5/21/2022 at 8:30am
Saturday – 21 May 2022 – 1:30pm
Plumtaw Fire update…
As of this morning, 21 May 2022, the Plumtaw Fire is still at 735 acres – amazing!
Multiple agencies are involved and aggressively fighting the fire. For updates follow “Plumtaw Fire” or “USDA Forest Service – San Juan National Forest” or “Archuleta County, CO Sheriff’s Office” on Facebook and this link on InciWeb.
A HUGE thanks to the San Juan National Forest crew and everybody else that is aggressively tackling the fire!
Smoke and air quality this morning…
At Stevens Field the high yesterday afternoon was 69 and the low this morning was 42. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 17%. Winds yesterday afternoon peaked at 46mph at 2:35pm. In O’Neal Park we hit 40mph.
Precip summary… A couple of lucky spots got just enough to wet the ground, but most of us got none. The mountains got 2” to 3” of snow. One of our favorite weather observers, Mary, estimated 2” on Wolf Creek Pass. Based on web cams, snow had a hard time sticking on the pass and it looked just wet most of the morning.
It’s a different story for other parts of Colorado.
*** Archuleta County and the San Juan National Forest have implemented a STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS. ***
It’s still snowing over south-central Colorado, but the storm is winding down.
The pattern will stay unsettled through Tuesday as the jet stream meanders over northern Colorado and pushes a couple of troughs through the region. The northern Colorado mountains and Front Range will continue to be favored for moisture and precip. We’ll get a few scraps, so it’s better than nothing! Though winds won’t be as strong, they’ll still be gusty because the jet stream is lingering nearby.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|69||81 / 1984||32||15 / 1974|
Mark your calendars…
Pagosa Weather is doing a presentation at the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library on Thursday, 26 May at 6pm. We’d love to meet you and answer questions!
Pagosa Weather is also setting up a “meet and greet” booth at the Ski & Bow Rack on Friday, 27 May from noon to 4pm. Come say hi!
Call 877-841-0247 for our “dial up and text” forecast.
Mark will take over tomorrow.