Weather Contest! First Inch of Snow!

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UPDATE! Tuesday, October 12th, Noon!

We have a winner! Our first winter storm resulted in an official inch of snow measured at noon today.

The winner of the first official inch of snow for the 2021/2022 winter is MIKE STANG!!! Congratulations to Mike! Mike is the winner of a $50 gift certificate to Ski and Bow Rack!!! 

In addition, the following close guesses have won a Ski and Bow Rack HAT consolation prize!

Hat consolation prizes

– Kevin Bruce

– Wendy Burton

– Julene Campbell

– David Hansen

Mike, Kevin, Wendy, Julene, and David, you can pick up your prizes from the SKI and BOW Rack on the east side of Pagosa Street.

For everyone else, we will start another contest shortly on the first 2′ measurement in O’Neal Park. Then we will have another contest for the total snowfall at Wolf Creek. Be thinking about your guesses!

In the meantime, stop by the Ski and Bow to get your skis and snowboards tuned!


For grins and to promote local businesses, Pagosa Weather is doing a SNOW contest.

The contest and prize… Forecast the first 1” inch of snow that falls and sticks to the ground. The person with the closest guess will win a $50 gift certificate to Ski and Bow Rack!!!  In addition, Ski & Bow Rack has offered T-Shirts and Hats for the next closest guesses!

The Ski and Bow Rack, a Pagosa establishment since 1985, offers ski, snowboard, snowshoe, cross country ski, sled, and tube rentals. Plus, they offer custom boot fitting and guided ice fishing trips.  You can also buy quality winter gear, apparel, helmets, goggles, and ice fishing equipment there on the east side of Pagosa Street.  Now is the time to get those skis tuned!

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. Example: October 2nd, 0800L.

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

– No more guesses after Sunday, October 10th, 2021 at 11:59pm.

– The Pagosa Weather team is excluded – sorry Mark!


The Pagosa Weather Team will determine and verify the 1st inch of snow.  The verification snowboard is located about 7 miles north of Pagosa in O’Neal Park just off of North Piedra, past the two cattle guards at 8,030 feet elevation. 

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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