It’s amazing how quickly the clouds build over the mountains! At 9:30am there were no clouds. We heard the first crack of thunder from that cumulonimbus cloud around 11:45am… Pics taken 7/11/2022
Wednesday – 13 Jul 2022 – 8:30am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 80. The low this morning was 51. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 25%. Winds at the airfield hit 10mph yesterday.
Precip summary… The storms missed most of us yesterday. The rain lottery winners were down towards Chromo – again!
The upper level high continues to wobble around the Four Corners area. Monsoon moisture is being cycled clockwise – anti-cyclonically to weather geeks – around the high. Precipitable water, a measure of the amount of water potentially available in the atmosphere, and Cape, the amount of fuel available for developing a thunderstorm, will stay higher than our thresholds for afternoon storms.
So what does this mean? It means typical monsoon summer days here in Pagosa Country…
– Wake up to lots of blue sky
– 10-noon clouds develop over the mountains
– 11am-1pm first few storms develop over the mountains
– 1pm-7pm scattered storms occur across the county
– After 7pm most storms dissipate, clouds clear, and we have a pretty sunset
Storms will be hit and miss and can produce quick bursts of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lighting.
Radar this morning doesn’t have anything in our region.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|83||98 / 1939||45||30 / 1941|
Call 877-841-0247 for our “dial up and text” forecast.
I’ll try to get another post out tomorrow afternoon, otherwise it will be Friday morning.
Jackie, That is a great idea.
The clouds are so spectacular and your knowledge would be so kind to share. I love your app, comments on FB, photos and such. Have lived here on and off since ‘98 and miss the closeness of the good ol’ days.
Was stationed at Ramstein for three years in the late 60’s and at Andrews AFB. The AF was a first marriage venture.
Army now…oh well…