A small cap cloud over the Rio Grande Pyramid and valley fog this morning – Pic taken 8/21/2022
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Sunday – 21 Aug 2022 – 8:50am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday afternoon was 68 and the low this morning was 46. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 45%. Winds at the airfield hit 9mph yesterday. The cold spots dipped into the mid to upper 30s this morning. The colder temps are a result of less moisture and longer nights. Due to cloud cover and moisture afternoon high temps have been 10 degrees below average.
Precip summary… The rain lottery winner was Patricia near Chromo.
A trough is moving through northwest Colorado and a ridge is building over the Great Basin. Drier air is trying to filter in from the west but there is still plenty of moisture to fuel afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
The first half of the week, the upper level high will slowly move west towards the Four Corners. Moisture and instability will remain high enough for scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. However, things are less certain Tuesday as moisture and instability drop slightly below thresholds for showers.
Later in the week another trough will move through northern Colorado. Upper level southwest flow and forcing ahead of the trough will help fuel shower and thunderstorm activity through Friday.
Monsoon storms are hit and miss and can produce quick bursts of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lighting.
At 8:30am there was nothing significant on radar in our area.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|79||90 / 1910||44||28 / 1964|
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My next post will be tomorrow.