It’s hard to miss the brilliant display of yellow from our seasonal sunflowers!
Monday 8-28-2023. 9am update.
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 79 degrees. The low this morning was 53 degrees. Winds gusted to 15mph yesterday and our humidity bottomed out at 30% yesterday afternoon.
Precipitation summary: Nice again to see some precipitation to summarize…somehow, I managed to win the daily rainfall lottery yesterday, with my total of 0.16, about a mile north of Hatcher Lake!
Pagosa Springs historical data August 28th
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|80||88/ 1990||42||24/ 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
High pressure over southern California has put us in a NW flow, which as we all know, is not known for giving us great rain or snow chances. Fortunately, with residual moisture in the lower levels, there is still a chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Later this week, the ridge of high pressure will move to our east, giving us a better chance for rain as we move into the weekend and early next week with mid-level winds returning to the SW.
The rest of the day: Partly cloudy with a chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper low to mid 80’s. Winds SW 10-15, with gusts to 20mph. Rainfall total: 0-0.05 inches.
Tuesday-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-Saturday: 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.