Plenty of lush green grass for those cows! – Pic taken 5/20/2023
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Sunday – 21 May 2023 – 9:00am
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 61, the low this morning was 41, and humidity bottomed out at 46% yesterday afternoon.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 29mph. Our peak wind yesterday afternoon in O’Neal Park was 25mph.
*** The average last freeze is 31 May. Temps can still drop below freezing into the third week of June with average lows remaining in the mid-30s. ***
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|69||81 / 1984||32||15 / 1974|
Precipitation summary… Most of the county got some rain yesterday.
Radar this morning – There is some light scattered precip over parts of northern NM but nothing in our area.
*** Rain could fall heavily for brief periods and be accompanied by small hail, gusty winds, and lightning. “Slow movers” are capable of dropping a bunch of rain over small areas and localized flooding is possible. ***
*** The cold spots will be near freezing starting Tuesday night. ***
Rest of today through Tuesday… Subtropical moisture continues to linger over the region. We’ll continue to see quite a few clouds, scattered showers, and occasional thunderstorms.
Mountain snow? Moist, warm subtropical air is still in with us. The snow level will be mostly above 11,500ft. Our mountains above timberline will get bursts of heavy snow, but it will be spotty.
Temps… Highs will be in the low to high 60s and lows will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s. Tuesday night will be a little cooler with the cold spots around freezing.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be mostly in the 10-20mph range, however isolated gusts 25-35mph are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Wednesday through Friday… We’re going to dry out. A more typical springtime dry, southwest flow pattern will set up. There will be a slight chance for a spotty afternoon shower or thunderstorm, mostly over the mountains, but I expect most of us to be dry.
Temps… Highs will be in the low to high 70s and lows will be in the low 30s to low 40s. *** The cold spots will be near freezing each morning. ***
Winds… Wednesday and Thursday afternoon gusts will be in the 10-20mph range and then Friday winds will be a little stronger with gusts in the 15-25mph range.
My next post will be tomorrow afternoon.
Those are our cows! They are very happy to be back on the ranch eating green grass. Thanks for the weather forecast we love the rain that grows the grass.
Eric, That’s so wonderful to know who the cows belong to. We live in the area and always “Moo” at them! Countless times we have seen folks in that spot on Piedra getting a picture of the cows with Pagosa as a brilliant backdrop. – Arleen
Yes, we are in a bit of a fish bowl, but it is a great view of the mountain.
You are welcome to paint our cows if you like.
Shawn, I hate to be uninformed, but what are the “cold spots” I live in Chris Mountain Ranch area just before the big Horse gate across from the Meadows. Should I bring in my flowers? On another note, if I see one of the photos you post and LOVE it, do you mind if I paint it??? I need permission to do so.
Hello Michele! Cold spots are low areas or areas subject to some sort of drainage. It can change over a very short distance. We normally forecast a 10 degree spread for low temperatures. If you are always on the low end of that spread then you are in a “cold spot”. They change from season to season. You might be in a cold spot in the summer but not in the winter. I hope that helps you.
Thank you so much for asking permission to use the picture. It is Shawn’s picture. He’d be honored if you use the picture as long as you are not using it to profit. You can use any pictures of his. Understand half of the pictures on Pagosa Weather are Mark Langford’s and he is a professional photographer and you need to seek his permission directly for any of his pictures. Thank you for following us!