This picture was taken at 1pm today. At 2pm in the same spot, we heard the first big BOOM of thunder!… Pic taken 7/23/2022
Saturday – 23 Jul 2022 – 5:30pm
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 87 and today it was 89 – just 3 degrees from the record high of 92. The low this morning was 54. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 17% and today it was 16%. Winds at the airfield hit 28mph yesterday and so far today it has peaked at 23mph.
Precip summary… Thursday afternoon one good cell moved through western Archuleta County and dropped up to 0.6” of rain near Yellowjacket Pass while most of the rest of the county stayed dry.
Yesterday a few spots got a few raindrops, but most of the county was dry again. Chama was the big rain lottery winner yesterday with 0.88”! At one point the hourly rain rate was 3” per hour – very heavy rain. It’s amazing how these summertime monsoon storms can drop a bunch of rain very quickly over a small area! Chama’s temperature was 85 before the big shower hit and then dropped quickly to 59 – a 26 degree drop!
At I type at 4:30pm scattered rainshowers are moving through the county. Let’s hope a couple of folks hit the rain lottery this afternoon!
The upper level high is finally shifting to our east which will funnel the heart of the monsoon moisture plume through NM and into our area – yay! Temps will be 5-10 degrees cooler this week and most of the county will get some rain.
With deeper monsoon moisture, the first few showers and thunderstorms could develop as early as 9am, especially over the mountains, and last until around midnight. In the valley storms are most likely to occur between noon and 8pm.
Storms will continue to be hit and miss and can produce quick bursts of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lighting.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||92 / 1940||46||31 / 1973|
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Mark will take over tomorrow. Please do your rain dances!