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As the last of our evening storms went “poof” yesterday, we were left with a great sunset with virga falling out of the clouds. © 2023-Mark Langford

Thursday 6-8-2023. 8:15am

The past…

At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 68 and the low this morning was 36 degrees. Winds gusted to 25mph during a thunderstorm. Some of the low spots (like our home about a mile north of Hatcher Lake) saw freezing temperatures this morning!

Precipitation summary: As forecast, our COCORAHS observers reported pretty wimpy rainfall totals of zero to 0.03 inches.

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Our COCORAHS observers reported rainfall totals of zero to 0.03 inches.
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Not much rain was recorded from our remote sensors yesterday, with the highest total of 0.09 right at the border of Archuleta and La Plata counties.

Pagosa Springs historical data

*** 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 HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
7592/ 19463517/ 1950

Forecast discussion…

As expected, the low pressure moved north out of southern California into Nevada over the past 24hrs, sending drier air into our area. Another low moves into southern California this weekend, but we will stay on the dry side of the circulation. For now, we are looking at fair weather for at least 7-10 days. Some of the models think we will get more active during the last 10 days of the month, but we shall see.

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As expected, the low pressure moved north out of southern California over the past 24hrs, sending drier air into our area (yellow tones).
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Drought conditions have been almost totally erased from Colorado!
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The latest NBM model run shows zip, zero, nada rain for us through the 19th.
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The latest long-range Euro model shows the potential for more rain starting around the 17th of the month.

5-Day Forecast…

The rest of the day: Partly cloudy with highs in low to mid 70’s. SW winds 10-15mph with gusts to 20.

Friday-Sunday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s and highs in low to mid 70’s. SW winds 10-15mph, with gusts to 20mph.

Monday-Tuesday: Partly cloudy and a little cooler and breezier with lows in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s and highs in upper 60’s to low 70’s. SW winds 15-20mph, with gusts to 30mph.

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Mark Langford

Mark Langford

I consider myself a "weather journalist" who has been studying and following meteorology since taking an earth science class in eighth grade. Later, when I became a professional commercial photographer, I learned that my continued studies in meteorology helped me plan outdoor photo assignments. I'm now a semi-retired photographer who teaches photo workshops, goes storm chasing and of course enjoys photographing great landscapes and clouds in our area. My fine art photography can be seen here:
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