I captured this bolt of lightning last week in our neighborhood…hopefully we will see a plethora of storms over the next week with more great photo ops. Photo by Mark Langford
Sunday – 24 Jul 2022 – 8:45am update.
The high on Saturday at Stevens Field was 89 and the low this morning was 58. Downtown sensors hit the low 90’s! The lowest humidity reading yesterday was 16 percent and the highest wind gust was 23 mph. Most of us saw only light rainfall totals.
Thanks to an incoming trough in the Pacific NW that has pushed high pressure to our east, moisture in the mid-levels and surface will be increasing today, along with the chances for afternoon thunderstorms. This trend will continue, with decent odds for monsoonal rain continuing all week. High temps will be trending down starting today, taking us back to mid 70’s and low 80’s instead of mid-upper 80’s and low 90’s as we see more clouds and evaporative cooling from nearby storms. Even though we have great odds this week for seeing rain every day, don’t forget that summer storms are convective in nature so there will be days that some of us get a good downpour and others see very little rain.
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 24th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||92/ 1940||47||35 / 1973|
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