Love those damp spring mornings! – Pic taken 5/21/2023
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Wednesday – 24 May 2023 – 7:20pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature this afternoon was 73, the low this morning was 39, and humidity bottomed out at 17% late in the afternoon. As expected, humidity has dropped considerably.
The peak wind at Stevens Field this afternoon was 26mph. Our peak wind this 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. ***
Record High / Year
Record Low / Year
82 / 1984
19 / 1980
Precipitation summary… The trend for less precip has continued. 24-hour precip reports are minimal.
10-day precip amounts are impressive though! That’s the second map below.
Radar this evening – As of 6:30pm scattered showers and thunderstorms have moved east out of Archuleta County. It’s a beautiful evening!
*** The cold spots will be near freezing each morning. ***
Rest of today through Tuesday… We’ll continue 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. 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 15-20mph range. Friday and Saturday the windy spots will see gusts to around 25mph.
Next Wednesday and beyond… Moisture will gradually increase, the atmosphere will gradually become more unstable, and we’ll see a better chance for scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
I’ve been a “weather geek” since I was young child. I joined the military out of high school and was lucky to get my dream job in weather. I have 20 years of military weather experience which includes forecasting the weather all over the world. Highlights were six years in Alaska and making life and death weather decisions during deployments.
I love mountains, I love snow, and I love summertime thunderstorms. I spend a bunch of time playing outdoors and found my paradise in Pagosa Springs. I do Pagosa Weather as a community service. Hopefully you find us helpful!
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