Heavy rain over the West Fork valley yesterday… Pic taken 8/2/2022
Wednesday – 2 Aug 2022 – 8:20am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 82. The low this morning was 53. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 31%. Winds at the airfield hit 25mph yesterday but a few spots hit 35mph as storms moved through.
Precip summary… There were some impressive storms yesterday afternoon with brief periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, and lots of lightning.
The upper level high continues to wobble around the Four Corners area. The monsoon moisture plume was weaker yesterday but will be slightly stronger today. But even with marginal instability and marginal moisture, we still had a few impressive storms yesterday.
Cape, a measure of instability, and precipitable water are both up slightly today but are still marginal for afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Like yesterday, spotty showers and thunderstorms will still develop in the afternoon.
Starting tomorrow and through the weekend, the monsoon plume will shift our direction again, so we’ll see an increase of afternoon shower and thunderstorm activity. A few showers could last into the evenings.
Monsoon storms are hit and miss and can produce quick bursts of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lighting.
At 8:00am there was nothing on radar in our region.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||94 / 1940||46||34 / 1975|
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My next forecast post will be Friday morning.