Almost an inch in our rain gauge!… Pic taken 6/19/2022
Sunday – 19 Jun 2022 – 10:15am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday afternoon was 75. The low this morning was 54. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 28%. It was 100% most of the night! Winds at the airfield peaked at 22mph yesterday afternoon. We had reports of temporary gusts over 30mph with the showers and thunderstorms.
Area streams are rising and will continue to rise today.
Precip summary… Yay for rain!
*** Archuleta County has implemented STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS and the San Juan National Forest has implemented STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS. ***
Our first monsoon surge is in place. Southerly moist flow is over our heads between a strong upper level high over the Central Plains and a trough moving through the Great Basin. Monday the trough will skirt to our north and temporarily dry us out. The good news is that the high will rebound quickly and continue to push sub-tropical moisture into our area for the foreseeable future!
WEATHER GEEK ALERT!
During summer our two primary forecast questions are: 1. Do we have moisture? 2. Is the atmosphere unstable? The products below help us answer those two questions.
These two products together indicate that for most of the next 14 days we have enough moisture (PWAT) and enough instability (Cape) for showers and thunderstorms nearly every day. This indicates a typical monsoon pattern – exactly what we want to see!
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|80||93 / 1954||37||22 / 1908|
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My next post will be tomorrow morning and I’ll include precip totals for the last three days.