Weather - Forecast

Jun 14, 2014 8:35 PM by John Dissauer

Warm, Dry & Windy

Update: 9:29pm:  Winds are still gusting 30 to 45 mph as of 9pm.  Earlier this evening there was a wind gust of 71mph at the Lamar airport.  Winds should begin to settle down in the next 2 to 3 hours.

At 9pm, temperatures have dropped off to the 50°s and 60°s.

Officially Lamar, Colorado hit the century mark this afternoon.  Colorado Springs had a high of 85° and Pueblo hit 93°.

Update 6:33pm:  The advertised cold front is currently moving through El Paso County where temperatures have gone from the 80°s to 60°s.  Winds are beginning to increase ahead of the front.  A few reports of 50-59 mph wind gusts have come in from La Junta and Lamar in previous 45 minutes.  Winds will slightly increase for next couple hours and should begin to diminish later tonight.

A few isolated showers or a thunderstorm is possible through the evening.  Once the sun sets, the chance goes away.

For tonight expect to see mainly clear skies with lows in the 40°s.  Father's Day brings sunshine and cooler temperatures as compared to today.  Highs will be in the 70°s and 80°s making this Father's Day one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, in 10 years.

Update 9:24am: Should be another warm day for southern Colorado.  Expect to see an abundance of sunshine, especially Saturday morning, before a cold front moves through the area Saturday evening.  Ahead of the front, temperatures are expected to climb in to the 80° and 90° Saturday afternoon.

Winds will begin to increase late Saturday morning and continue through late Saturday evening.  Generally, winds will gust 30-45 mph.  Some of the computer model guidance is suggesting that winds will increase along and behind the cold front, on the order of gusts to 60 mph.

The air should remain relatively dry through the day.  Relative Humidity will likely be 10%-17%.  This combined with gusty winds and dry ground vegetation has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for most of El Paso County.  The warning is in effect from 11am MT to 6pm MT Saturday.

FATHERS DAY WEATHER TIDBITS

I've been going through the last 24-years of Fathers Day weather records and have unveiled a few interesting tidbits for Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Colorado Springs:

 

  • Fathers Day has had rain 10 out of last 24 years.
  • If Sunday's forecast high temperature verfies (80°) this will be the second "coolest" Fathers Day in 10 years.
  • 46% (11) of previous 24 Fathers Days have failed to reach 80°.

 

Pueblo:

 

  • If Sunday's forecast high temperature verifies (86°), this will be the "coolest" Fathers Day in 10 years and 2nd coolest in 16 years.
  • Pueblo has had rain 11 of last 24 Fathers Days.
  • 4 of previous 24 Fathers Days have reached 100°.

 

- Meteorologist John Dissauer

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