DeJa’Vu! This looks almost like the image I used on Wednesday, but this one was taken at 12:45pm today. We are back in the monsoon plume again!
Friday – 19 August 2022 – 1:30pm update.
The high on Thursday at Stevens Field was 80 and the low this morning was 53. Our humidity bottomed out at 20% and the airport recorded a 16mph wind gust. Rainfall totals ranged from 0.41 to 0.00. A few rain lottery winners near North Pagosa and HWY 160 got lucky last night around 2am when a random cell formed and dropped some nice rain over that area.
What a difference a day makes! After a very inactive day yesterday, we are seeing the opposite situation today as we return to a wet SW flow again thanks to high pressure being undercut by a shortwave trough. We should see our monsoon pattern continue for at least the next five days, with Saturday and Sunday being the most active days for rain. Most of the heavier rain will stay in southern New Mexico and Arizona.
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 Aug 19th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|80||92/ 1986||44||27/ 1950|
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