I shot this close-up of Pagosa Peak a couple of days ago as clouds broke for a few minutes during the morning. ©2022-Mark Langford
Weds – 16 Nov 2022 – 9:am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 35 and the low this morning was 13 degrees. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 44%. Winds at the airfield hit 9mph yesterday. Lows were in the single digits and teens this morning for most of our area.
Precipitation summary…Wolf Creek Ski area reported 2 inches of fresh power on Monday after my post, and there were snow showers over Pagosa Peak yesterday. My Little Siberian weather station about a mile north of Hatcher Lake, recorded the lowest temperature in the county this morning (5 degrees)!
Cold temperatures are the main subject this week, with lows and highs running below normal. A booster shot of colder air will arrive on Friday, keeping us below normal through early next week. By Thanksgiving, we could find our temperatures above seasonal averages based on the latest model runs.
We are currently in a northerly flow aloft through Friday, when a shortwave and cold front move through our area, shifting us a to a NW flow and giving our mountains a slight chance for more snow. As of today, I’m only seeing a continuation of below normal temperatures and no major snow events for the next week or possibly longer. Fortunately, the snowpack is running above average for this time of the year for most of the west.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|48||69/ 1943||15||-15 / 1955|
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