A typical summer day in Pagosa Country – Wake up to clear skies and then clouds brew over the mountains each afternoon. Pics taken 6/29/2022
Thursday – 30 Jun 2022 – 8:40am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 80. The low this morning was 54. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 21%. Winds at the airfield hit 10mph yesterday. We hit 29mph in O’Neal Park, just north of Turkey Springs.
** The Grand Junction radar is back on-line. In its absence, we learned that the Alamosa radar picks up summer showers and thunderstorms quite well over much of Archuleta County. Now we’re even more confident that the addition of Durango’s radar next year will plug the remaining data gaps. **
Precip summary… Showers stayed over the mountains in the northern part of Pagosa Country.
*** Archuleta County and the San Juan National Forest have implemented STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS. ***
The upper level ridge axis moved to our west yesterday and cut off our moisture. This morning the ridge axis has slid a little east, nearly over us, and more moisture has moved back into the area. Afternoon shower and thunderstorm activity will increase a bit, but we’ll still be playing the rain lottery.
The long range models continue to indicate a typical monsoon pattern with a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms nearly every day. Some days will be more active than others.
And the 4th of July? It looks like a typical monsoon season day. Wake up to lots of blue sky. Clouds start developing by late morning, especially over the mountains. During the afternoon and early evening, scattered showers and thunderstorms move over a few parts of the county. Clouds clear in the evening, and we’re treated to a pretty sunset!
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||101 / 1934||41||28 / 1942|
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If there are no weather surprises, my next post will be Saturday morning.