A pre-sunrise cumulus cloud drifts over Coyote Hill. ©-2023 Mark Langford
Friday 9-22-2023. 9:15am update.
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 71 degrees and the low this morning was 37 degrees. Some of us in the cold spots saw our first lows in the 20’s this morning! My low, about a mile north of Hatcher Lake, was 27 degrees and the weather sensor on the Upper Piedra, dropped to 26 degrees. Winds gusted to 23mph yesterday and our humidity bottomed out at 18% yesterday afternoon.
Precipitation summary: There was no precipitation to summarize from yesterday.
Pagosa Springs historical data for September 22nd.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|72||85/ 1945||34||23/ 1983|
Here’s the latest on our nearby fires:
Quartz Ridge Fire link
Bear Creek Fire link
A cut-off low over the Pacific NW will trek ENE over the next 24 hours into the Northern Plains, but moisture with this system and associated short waves, will stay to our north. Look for breezy afternoons and cold mornings over the few days with zero odds for rain. As was the case this morning, if you live in a Little Siberian cold spot, expect to see a hard freeze on Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures should moderate by early next week as high pressure builds over our area. A couple of the models are forecasting a chance for rain for the first two days of October, but with that being over a week away, I’m not going to get too optimistic yet.
The rest of the day: Partly cloudy and breezy in the afternoon highs in upper 60’s to low 70’s. Winds SW 15-20, with gusts to 25mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with lows in the low to upper 30’s and highs in the mid to upper 60’s. Winds SW 10-15, with gusts to 20mph. Cold spots could see lows in the upper 20’s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with lows in the low to upper 30’s and highs in low to mid 70’s. Winds SW 10-15, with gusts to 20mph. Cold spots could see lows in the upper 20’s.
Monday-Wednesday: Mostly sunny with lows in the 30’s to low 40’s and highs in the low to mid 70’s. Winds SW 10-15, with gusts to 20mph.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.