Last evening light on Pagosa Peak – pic taken 8/18/2023
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Sunday – 20 Aug 2023 – 5:55pm
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 87 and this afternoon it was 85. The low this morning was 51. Humidity bottomed out at 13% yesterday afternoon and this afternoon it was 12%.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday was 22mph and today it was 23mph.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|79||90 / 1945||45||30 / 1985|
Precipitation summary… There has been no recent measurable precip.
Quartz Ridge Fire link
Bear Creek Fire link
American Mesa Fire link
There is nothing significant on radar this afternoon in our area.
*** Fire danger is “moderate” but things are drying out with warmer temps, low humidity, and gusty afternoon winds. ***
*** 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. ***
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday… Moisture will slowly increase from the south and the atmosphere will become a little less stable. We’ll see spotty afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, especially over the mountains.
Winds… Monday afternoon gusts will be mostly in the 15-25mph range. Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons gusts will be mostly in the 10-20mph range. Stronger gusts are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Temps… Monday Highs will be range from around 80 to the mid-80s and lows will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s. Tuesday and Wednesday highs will range from the mid-70s to low 80s and lows will be in the high 40s to mid-50s.
Thursday and Friday… A small, weak upper-level trough rotating around the high will move through our area from the south. Moisture and instability will peak and give us our best chance for showers and thunderstorms.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will mostly be in the 10-20mph range, but isolated stronger gusts are likely near showers and thunderstorms.
Temps… Highs will be in the mid-70s to low 80s and lows will be in the mid-40s to mid-50s.
Next weekend… Moisture will decrease but we’ll still have a chance for isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
My next post will be on Tuesday.