A couple of thunderstorms moved through the northern part of the county yesterday – Pic taken 8/26/2022
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Saturday – 27 Aug 2022 – 3:30pm
At Stevens Field the high so far today is 74 and the low this morning was 50. The cold spots dipped into the mid-40s this morning. Humidity this afternoon has bottomed out at 32%. Winds at the airfield hit 21mph yesterday.
Precip summary… Rain favored the northern part of the county yesterday. The rain lottery winners were Val in Lost Valley and Lisa in San Juan River Village.
Check out the 6-day precip totals in the second CoCoRaHS map below.
Ridging will slowly build over the region through the weekend. Instability will remain high but there will be less moisture to work with. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoons but will be hit and miss.
Monday through the rest of the week, high pressure will build over Utah and then move west towards the Great Basin. Monday and Tuesday this will cut off the monsoon moisture and stabilize the atmosphere leading to just a few spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms, mostly over the mountains.
Wednesday through Friday moisture and instability increase a bit so there will be a couple more afternoon showers and thunderstorms, but they will still be hit and miss.
Temps will warm back to average to 5 degrees above average and the drier air will lead to cooler morning temps – dry air results in bigger temperature swings between highs and lows.
Monsoon storms are hit and miss and can produce quick bursts of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lighting.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|90 / 1985
|29 / 1956
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Arleen will do the next post on Monday. Keep an eye out for the August summary and September outlook post on Thursday.