Mammatus clouds at sunset – Pic taken 9/11/2022
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Tuesday – 13 Sep 2022 – 10:10am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 78 and the low this morning was 45. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 17%. Winds at the airfield hit 35mph yesterday. It was a convective gust caused by a nearby thunderstorm around 6pm.
Precip summary… The rain lottery winner yesterday was Hillary near Chromo. The rain lottery winner this morning was Frank in Hidden Valley.
Today and tomorrow, the remnants of tropical system Kay will move through the region. Moisture will increase, high temps will be 5-10 degrees below average, and much of the county will get some rain. Precip will fall on and off from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.
Thursday morning, keep an eye on our highest peaks, like the Rio Grande Pyramid and Summit Peak, for SNOW! The snow level could drop as low as 13,000ft.
Thursday we’ll gradually dry out as remnants of Kay move to our east and ridging builds back into the area. There will still be enough instability and moisture to trigger a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms, mostly over the mountains.
Friday and Saturday we’re stuck between a developing trough along the West Coast and the sub-tropical high over the southern plains. Drier air will continue to move into our area and give us lots of sun. Unfortunately upper level flow will increase out of the southwest resulting in afternoon winds up to 25mph.
The pattern gets interesting starting around the 19th. The forecast models are flip-flopping on a potentially strong system impacting parts of the western US. Right now it looks like most of the moisture and precip will miss us to the north. It’s a dynamic system with a lot of uncertainty. However it goes, I’m excited to be looking at a change in the seasons!
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|89 / 1990
|23 / 1950
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My next update will be tomorrow morning.