The Archuleta County CoCoRaHS team discussed snow measuring techniques last night – pic taken 10/8/2022
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Sunday – 9 Oct 2022 – 5:15pm
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 64 and the low this morning was 35. The cold spots dipped into the upper 20s. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 37%. Winds at the airfield hit 9mph yesterday.
Precip summary… Scattered afternoon showers moved over parts of the county the last two afternoons between mostly 5 and 6pm.
Yesterday the CoCoRaHS 24-hour rain lottery winner was Val in the Lost Valley, but an honorable mention goes to Mike near Trujillo.
Today’s CoCoRaHS 24-hour rain lottery winner was Hillary near Chromo.
We remain in the battleground between a ridge to the northwest and a cutoff low to the southwest, but the moisture is slowly being pushed farther to our south. The upper level low is finally expected to weaken and move east through southern NM.
Today and tomorrow there is still enough moisture and instability to kick up scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Expect storms to move slowly towards the south or south-southeast and they could drop heavy rain over small areas. The snow level will average around 11,000ft but could briefly drop to 10,500ft with stronger showers.
Starting Tuesday afternoon upper level flow will increase out of the northwest. We’ll dry out, the atmosphere will stabilize, and we’ll warm up a few degrees. We’ll stay dry through Saturday and then might see a few scattered showers on Sunday.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|68||84 / 1910||28||16 / 1975|
My next update will be on Tuesday.