Sun shining off the Piedra River yesterday morning – pic taken 7/8/2023
If images fail to load in the email, please click the title of the post. Thanks!
Sunday – 9 Jul 2023 – 3:30pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 84 and the low this morning was 45. Humidity bottomed out at 12% yesterday afternoon.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 33mph. Here in O’Neal Park we had a peak wind of 47mph! We weren’t home when it happened, but the most likely cause was a dust devil.
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|96 / 1989
|28 / 1912
Precipitation summary… No precip was reported in the last 24 hours.
Chris Mountain Fire on Inci Web: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident-information/cosjf-chris-mountain-fire
Chris Mountain Fire on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100094353994683
Fire Weather and Avalanche Center: https://www.fireweatheravalanche.org/fire/
Fire and Smoke map: https://fire.airnow.gov/
Archuleta County, CO Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068416028570
There is nothing on radar in our area this afternoon.
*** There are currently no Red Flag Warnings, but FIRE DANGER IS HIGH and will gradually get worse as the fuels continue to dry out. ***
*** Winds will gust 25-30mph Monday and Tuesday afternoons. ***
Rest of Today through Saturday… The subtropical ridge will wobble between southern NM and southern CA through the week and keep us dry. Monday is the exception as a weak trough slides to our north. Instability will increase but moisture will be minimal. A spotty shower or thunderstorm is possible late Monday morning into the afternoon, mostly over the mountains. Isolated erratic gusty winds and lightning are also possible. By Wednesday the good news is that the upper level gradient will weaken a little resulting in slightly weaker afternoon winds.
Temps… Lows tonight will be in the low 40s to low 50s. Monday through Saturday highs will be in the mid-80s to mid-90s. The warm spots will flirt with 100. Lows will be in the low 40s to low 50s.
Winds… Monday and Tuesday afternoons afternoon peak winds will be in the 25-30mph range. Wednesday through Saturday afternoon winds will peak in the 20-25mph range.
The next 15 days? Monsoon?… Weak monsoon moisture could start moving into the area on or slightly after 18 Jul. Things will start slowly with storms more likely to cause erratic gusty winds and lightning, than rain. The good news is that the long range models continue to hint that the monsoon will finally kick into gear during the last week of July!
My next post will be Tuesday afternoon.