Dramatic sky over Pagosa Peak yesterday – Pic taken 5/21/2023
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Monday – 22 May 2023 – 5:40pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature this afternoon was 64, the low this morning was 39, and humidity bottomed out at 40% this afternoon.
The peak wind at Stevens Field this afternoon was 16mph. Our peak wind this afternoon in O’Neal Park was 15mph.
*** 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||80 / 1984||32||20 / 1974|
Precipitation summary… Heavy rain and small hail were reported yesterday afternoon in the Chimney Rock area and downtown. Thanks a bunch for your reports!
*** 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 tomorrow will be in the mid-60s to low 70s 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 Sunday… 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 high 60s to high 70s and lows will be in the low 30s to low 40s. *** The cold spots will be near freezing each morning. ***
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be in the 10-20mph range.
My next post will be tomorrow afternoon.