My violas are enjoying our cool, wet days…
Sat – 20 August 2022 – 8:45am update.
The high on Friday at Stevens Field was 70 and the low this morning was 55. Our humidity bottomed out at 54% and the airport recorded a 22mph wind gust. Rainfall totals ranged from a high of 0.09 (my backyard) to zero. These totals were less than what the models were forecasting.
While we will continue to be in a monsoon pattern, recent model runs are trending drier for our area, keeping the heavier rain to our south for the next week. As we saw yesterday, most of the rain that fell was from showers instead of thunderstorms, which usually means lower rain totals. Look for a mostly cloudy week with a chance for daily showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will be close to normal for our lows (40’s to 50’s) but below normal for our highs (low to mid 70’s) with the extra clouds around.
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 20th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|80||90/ 1945||45||30/ 1985|
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