Thunderstorms blew up quickly yesterday in the high country… Pics taken 7/20/2022
Thursday – 21 Jul 2022 – 11:00am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 87. The low this morning was 56. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 20%. Winds at the airfield hit 20mph yesterday.
Precip summary… Showers Tuesday afternoon and evening stayed mostly over the northeast part of the county. Showers yesterday afternoon were more widespread but amounts were light.
The upper level high continues to wobble around the Four Corners area. This morning the high is to our southwest which puts us on the more stable, more dry, less fun side of the high.
We will be stuck on the less fun side of the high through Saturday, but we’ve still got a shot at spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Temps will also be above average through Saturday. The “official” high temps at Stevens Field will flirt with the records and the warm spots will hit the mid-90s.
Starting Sunday, the high will shift to our east and the monsoon plume will move back into our area resulting in increased shower and thunderstorm activity and slightly cooler temps – yay!
Continue to expect 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 in parts of 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 indicate anything in our area.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|93 / 1945
|35 / 1958
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My next post will be Saturday afternoon. We’re trail ambassadors most Saturday mornings at the Piedra Trailhead. Please say hi if you see us! – Shawn