It’s amazing that flowers are blooming in spite of hardly any rain!… Pic taken 6/8/2022
Wednesday – 8 Jun 2022 – 4:30pm
At Stevens Field the high yesterday afternoon was 82 and so far today we hit 86 – just one degree short of the record of 87. The warm spots peaked at 90 & 91 today. The low this morning was 44. I didn’t see any temps below freezing this morning. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 12% and this afternoon it’s 11%. Winds at the airfield yesterday afternoon peaked at 31mph and today they hit 30mph.
Precip summary… None in the last 24 hours.
*** Archuleta County and the San Juan National Forest have implemented STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS. ***
The upper level flat or “dirty ridge” is sticking with us. We’ll continue to see mid and upper level clouds and scattered cumulus clouds will develop in the afternoons. Afternoon winds will continue to be gusty and high temps will be 10-15 degrees above average.
Tomorrow and Saturday we could catch the northern edge of a little afternoon convective activity with spotty showers and thunderstorms. Consider yourself lucky if you get a few drops of rain.
Please keep an eye out for lightning and watch closely for smoke, not just the day it happens, but also the next couple of days. Call 911 if you spot smoke.
Long range forecast models continue to hint at our first monsoonal surge of moisture starting around 18 June – yay!
It’s going to be warm, but I don’t expect us to break the record high temps. These are the record highs for the next 5 days:
8 Jun: 92
9 Jun: 90
10 Jun: 95
11 Jun: 94
12 Jun: 98
I expect our warmest days to be Friday and Saturday, 10 & 11 Jun, but it won’t be hot enough to break those records – thank goodness! There is a slight chance that we break the record of 90 tomorrow, 9 Jun.
This looks more and more like our first monsoonal surge of moisture. Things are lining up nicely in the upper levels, but moisture and instability are still marginal. This is typical in the early stages of our monsoon. The result is scattered showers and thunderstorms that can miss much of the county and just favor a few lucky spots.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|75||92 / 1946||34||17 / 1950|
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Unless something pops up, my next post will be on Friday.