Yesterday afternoon’s storm was impressive, generating almost continuous lightning and thunder and even dropping some small hail. Photo by Mark Langford
Sunday – 4 September 2022 – 9:45am update.
The high on Saturday at Stevens Field was 78 and the low this morning was 46. Our humidity bottomed out at 23% and the airport recorded a 20mph wind gust. My anemometer recorded a gust of 38 mph with yesterday’s storm, propelling some of our lawn furniture off our deck! Rainfall totals ranged from a high of 0.67 in the Chalk Mountains (remote sensor) to 0.01. Small hail was also reported in some areas around town, including our home about a mile north of Hatcher Lake. (video below).
With high pressure now centered over Utah and our mid-level winds blowing from the NE, we will be lucky to see any rainfall for the next 5-days. While there is a tiny chance each afternoon, consider yourself a rain lottery winner if any falls on your backyard. Drier air means a larger contrast of daily lows and highs, so look for mainly 40’s and 80’s this week with a slight chance for some low 90’s tomorrow, especially if you live near downtown. There is a chance that we could see rain odds ramp up next weekend with the passage of a trough, but the models are still trying to figure that out as of today’s post time.
Have a great Labor Day! Unless something surprising happens this afternoon, my next post will be on Tuesday.
Pagosa Springs historical data for Sept. 4th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|79||90/ 1955||39||29/ 1973|
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