Snow on Montezuma and Summit Peaks! – Wolf Creek cam capture 9/13/2023 at 6:40am
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Wednesday – 13 Sep 2023 – 8:45am
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday was 59 and the low this morning was 47. Humidity bottomed out yesterday afternoon at 69%.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday was 18mph.
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|89 / 1990
|23 / 1950
Precipitation summary… We got a good soaking yesterday! So far my snow forecast is panning out nicely. There was a light dusting of snow above 12,500ft and our 13’ers are white this morning!
Quartz Ridge Fire link
Bear Creek Fire link
Cooler temps, scattered afternoon showers, and thunderstorms through Friday.
*** Isolated, brief periods of heavy rain, small hail, gusty winds, and lightning are possible each afternoon and evening through Friday. ***
*** Keep an eye out for snow above 12,500ft through Thursday and then above 12,000ft on Friday. ***
*** Protect your plants Friday night/Saturday morning. The cold spots in the valley will drop below freezing. ***
Rest of today through Friday… Plenty of moisture is still in the area to fuel afternoon showers and thunderstorms through Friday. The next trough will move northwest to southeast across the region on Friday.
Patchy fog is possible in the low-lying areas each morning.
Snow levels will bounce around between 12,500ft and 13,000ft through Thursday. On Friday snow levels could drop to 12,000ft so snow is possible towards the tops of many of our peaks. I do not expect snow on Wolf Creek Pass.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will mostly be in the 15-20mph range, but stronger gusts are possible near showers and thunderstorms.
Temps… Today highs will range from the low to high 60s and lows will range from the high 30s to mid-40s. Thursday and Friday highs will be in the mid-60s to low 70s and lows will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s. The cold spots will drop below freezing Saturday morning.
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday… High pressure will build back over the region. We’ll see a lot of sun and have pleasant seasonal temps. There is a slight chance for a spotty shower or thunderstorm Saturday and Monday afternoons, mostly over the mountains. Otherwise, it will be dry.
Winds… Winds each morning will be light and variable. Beginning around 11am each day winds will increase into the 10-20mph range out of the southwest.
Temps… Highs on Saturday will be in the high 60s to mid-70s and lows will be in the mid-30s to low 40s. On Sunday and Monday highs will be in the low to mid-70s and lows will be in the mid-30s to mid-40s. The cold spots will flirt with lows near freezing each morning.
My next post will be tomorrow.