Streams are getting low and warming up. It’s best to fish early in the mornings. – pic taken 8/3/2023
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Friday – 4 Aug 2023 – 4:50pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature this afternoon was 84 and the low this morning was 50. Humidity bottomed out at 14% this afternoon.
The peak wind at Stevens Field this afternoon was 27mph.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|82||92 / 1958||46||36 / 1950|
Precipitation summary… There was no measurable precip this morning. Yesterday a few showers moved through overnight. Udgar in the Catchpole area and Mark near the golf course were the rain lottery winners!
Radar doesn’t indicate anything in our area this afternoon.
*** Fire danger is “EXTREME”. Warm temps, low humidity, dry fuels, and gusty afternoon winds will result in volatile conditions. ***
*** Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the lower elevations of San Juan National Forest and all of Archuleta County. The minimum fine for violating campfire restrictions is $530. ***
Rest of today through next Friday… The ridge has been flattened by a series of troughs moving into the Pacific NW and then west into the northern Plains. Upper-level flow has turned more out of the west-southwest. This will keep us dry, cause gusty afternoon winds, and bring slightly warmer temps.
Winds… Gusts will be strongest on Sunday and Monday with peaks around 30mph. Otherwise, afternoon gusts will be in the 20-25mph range out of the southwest.
Temps… Highs will be in the mid-80s to low 90s and lows will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s.
And the longer range?… I think we’ll stay dry until the 13th or 14th when a little more moisture tries to move into the region. It’s not impressive and will be spotty, but it’s better than nothing.
Mark will take over on Sunday.