Weather Contest! Boom! First Thunderstorm within 10 miles of downtown Pagosa

4 corners garden and grow supply logo of trees and mountains

UPDATE: We have a winner!

Yesterday, April 17th at 14:54 a thunder snowshower passed over Pagosa and a lightning strike hit 2 and a half miles east of Pagosa. We were able to confirm this on the Lightning Bug App and the Radar Scope Pro app. This was further confirmed by roving weather reporter Keena Carstensen who heard the thunder from downtown and Laura Link who reported thunder from the Riverside RV Park.

Runner up was Susan Zoerb with a guess of April 16th at at 2:00am. She was only 36 hours and 54 minutes off. There was one closer guess… The winner is…

MARIE HUMENCZUK had a guess time April 18th at 9:52pm and was only 30 hours and 58 minutes off. Marie you can pick up your $25 gift certificate at Four Corners Organics; Garden & Grow Supply at 68 Bastille Dr. Unit #3.

Congratulations, Marie!

We are still waiting to hit 75 degrees for a gift certificate to the Neon Mallard. We’ll start a new contest in June for the amount of rain we’ll get during the monsoon season.

Monday – 5 Apr 2021 – 8:30pm

For grins and to promote local businesses, Pagosa Weather is doing another weather contest.

The contest and prize… Forecast the date and time of the first thunderstorm occurrence within 10 miles of downtown Pagosa Springs. The person with the closest guess will win a $25 gift certificate for Four Corners Organics; Garden & Grow Supply!

Four Corners Organics; Garden & Grow Supply

“Four Corners Organics is Pagosa Springs premier garden and grow supply store that specializes in organic and hydroponic gardening supplies and equipment for home hobbyist to full-time gardeners. We carry an array of high end and unique products for all indoor and outdoor applications. Our staff has decades of experience and knowledge to assist you along the way from seed to harvest. Bulk soil available with local delivery options.
New for this year we are offering organic seeds and organic plant starts grown by a local nursery.”

Located- 68 Bastille Dr. Unit #3 Pagosa Springs Co. 81147

Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 9am-4pm

Summer hours starting May 1st: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

The Rules

– Each person can make one guess in the comments of this post or on the Facebook Post

– The guess must include the date and time

– Multiple same guesses will go to the first person with that guess

– No more guesses after Saturday, April 10th 2021 at 11:59pm

– We will coordinate with the winner how to collect the prize.

– The Pagosa Weather team is excluded – sorry Mark!


The Pagosa Weather Team will determine when the first thunderstorm after April 10th occurs within 10 miles of downtown Pagosa using a number of weather apps we have including Weather Bug and Radar Scope Pro.

Let’s have fun and support our local businesses! Good Luck!

– Arleen

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I grew up in Montana where my love of the mountains is rooted. I was in the Air Force, forecasting aviation weather, for 24 years. I had eight assignments and my favorites were Colorado, Alaska, Korea, and Germany. I deployed a number of times including to Iraq and Afghanistan. After RV traveling for nine years, we found paradise in Pagosa. Here we enjoy playing outside in the spectacular San Juan mountains!
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13 Responses

    1. Ilene, I’m so sorry this contest closed at midnight last night. We’ll start a new contest in June for the amount of monsoonal moisture we’ll get this late summer/fall. Thank you for following us. – Arleen

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