Pagosa Peak poking through the clouds – Pic taken 12/2/2023
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Monday – 4 Dec 2023 – 8:45am
At Stevens Field the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 38. The low this morning was 16.
The peak wind at Stevens Field yesterday afternoon was 7mph.
|Record High / Year
|Record Low / Year
|64 / 1906
|-19 / 1952
Precipitation summary… There was no measurable precip reported in the last 24 hours.
There is nothing on radar in our region this morning.
*** Warmer, sunny, and dry through Thursday. ***
*** A little snow on Friday ***
Monday through Thursday… The ridge will continue to build through Wednesday leading to lots of sun and a warming trend. We’ll see a few more clouds Thursday as the ridge weakens and moves to our east, but we’ll stay dry and warm.
Winds… Afternoon peaks will be 5-10mph Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon peaks will be 10-15mph.
Temps… Monday highs will be in the low to high 40s and lows will be in the low teens to low 20s. Tuesday and Wednesday highs will be in the high 40s to mid-50s and lows will be in the mid-teens to mid-20s. Thursday highs will be in the mid-40s to low 50s and lows will be in the mid-teens to mid-20s.
Friday to Saturday morning… We’ll get “scraps” as another system slides to our north.
Timing… The first few scattered snowshowers will start over the mountains Friday morning. The best chance for snow is Friday afternoon to Friday evening. Scattered snow showers could linger over the mountains into Saturday morning.
Snow levels… Will be below 6,500ft.
Winds… Afternoon gusts will be 20-25mph.
Temps… Highs will be in the mid-30s to low 40s and lows Friday night will be in the mid-single digits to mid-teens
Beyond Saturday… I don’t see any big storms in the next two weeks. The main storm pattern will stay to our north – very un-El Nino like.
My next forecast post will be on Wednesday.