Late afternoon storms produced some great photo ops for rainbows and mammatus clouds! Photo by Mark Langford
Wednesday – 6 Jul 2022 – 8:30am update.
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 78. The low this morning was 49. We saw showers in the morning and some strong thunderstorms in the afternoon in the eastern half of the area.
The sub-tropical ridge is building over the west and will start limiting our afternoon odds for showers and thunderstorms, starting on Thursday. Precipitable water is less today than yesterday and will lower even more over the next several days as drier air moves in. Even with drier conditions, we will still have a chance for isolated afternoon storms, especially over the mountains. Most of the models bring monsoonal moisture back to our area by later next week.
For all of you visiting our beautiful area, please be careful when you go out on hikes, especially in the afternoons. Totally clear mornings can quickly turn into stormy afternoons with 20-30 degree drop in temps, heavy rain, hail, lightning and gusty winds over 40mph! Make sure you pack rain gear because being wet when temps drop to the 50’s can be more than uncomfortable…it can be dangerous.
Pagosa Springs historical data for July 6th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|84||98 / 1989||43||28 / 1941|
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