Most of our storms have been mountain huggers lately. I photographed this one a couple of days ago over Pagosa Peak. © 2023-Mark Langford
Sunday 8-27-2023. 11:30am update.
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 83 degrees. The low this morning was 53 degrees. Winds gusted to 32mph yesterday and our humidity bottomed out at 21% yesterday afternoon.
Precipitation summary: Nice to see some precipitation to summarize!
Pagosa Springs historical data August 27th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|79||90/ 1985||43||29/ 1956|
*** Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect for the lower elevations of San Juan National Forest. The minimum fine for violating campfire restrictions is $530. ***
Here’s the latest on our nearby fires:
Quartz Ridge Fire link
Bear Creek Fire link
Thanks to some moisture still hanging out in the lower atmosphere, even with high pressure dominating, we will continue to see some afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms this week. The best odds will be today and tomorrow before the ridge moves SW into southern California, shutting off most of our SW flow. There are hints of a pattern change next weekend, but as of this post, it continues to look mostly dry for our area.
The rest of the day: Partly cloudy with a chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. Winds SW 5-10mph, with gusts to 15mph. Rainfall total: 0-0.10 inches.
Monday-Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 40’s and 50’s and highs in the low to mid 80’s. Winds SW 10-15, with gusts to 20mph. Daily rainfall totals: 0-0.05 inches.
Thursday-Friday: Partly cloudy with a tiny chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the 40’s and 50’s and highs in the low to mid 80’s. Winds SW 10-15mph, with gusts to 25mph.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.