One of my lightning photos of Pagosa Peak from late June-Photo by Mark Langford
Tuesday – 26 Jul 2022 – 1pm update.
The high on Monday at Stevens Field was 78 and the low this morning was 56. The lowest humidity reading yesterday was 38 percent and the highest wind gust was 20 mph. Less rain was reported in our area yesterday than on Sunday.
Looking over everyone’s rainfall posts from yesterday, totals were less than Sunday’s, but still decent. This will be the case all week long, with some days being better than others. It will be interesting to see what happens this afternoon, with the morning being so cloudy. Without the extra heating in the morning, we could see less activity this afternoon.
Thanks to a ridge to our north and a big one over Texas, moisture in the mid-levels and surface continues to flow into our area, increasing our precipitable water values to over an inch (monsoon conditions). Models continue to forecast our monsoon flow to continue at least through the weekend!
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 26th
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|31 / 1913
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