We ended up with 0.35” north of town. Other parts of the county didn’t do as well… Pic taken 6/23/2022
Thursday – 23 Jun 2022 – 10:00am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday afternoon was 62. The low this morning was 54. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 47%. Winds at the airfield peaked at 25mph yesterday afternoon.
My forecast yesterday stunk. What went wrong?
Recap… First, I expected a few hours of steady rain, followed by a bit of clearing, and then scattered showers and thunderstorms later in the afternoon and into the evening. I expected most of the county to get 0.25” to 0.75” of rain.
Upper level winds turned slightly more westerly and pushed the first moisture plume to our east. The southeast part of the county and Chama did pretty good with the first round, but the rest of the county only got a little rain.
Then the clouds never broke up robbing us of a few degrees of warming which should have been fuel for the showers and thunderstorms I expected later.
Side note: As of 20 June, The Grand Junction radar will be down for TWO weeks. During this time, satellite is our best tool.
Precip summary… Some parts of the county did ok, but I expected more.
*** Archuleta County has implemented STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS and the San Juan National Forest has implemented STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS. ***
Today and Friday will be drier, but hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms will pop up each afternoon.
Things will ramp up again Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon with another good surge of monsoon moisture. Rainshowers and thunderstorms will peak on Sunday as the main part of the moisture plume moves over us.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||92 / 1981||38||22 / 1951|
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My next post will probably tomorrow afternoon.