First sunlight on Cimarrona… Pic taken 12/18/2021
Saturday – 18 Dec 2021 – 9:00am
At Stevens Field the high temp in the last 24 hours was 33 and the low this morning is missing. Most of us were in the -5 to 5 range and the cold spots got down to -10. The peak wind at the airfield in the last 24 hours was 9mph.
There was no precip in the last 24 hours.
Through Wednesday afternoon… Upper level ridging will keep us dry with mostly clear skies.
Starting late Wednesday, 22 Dec through the rest of Christmas week and potentially through New Years, the weather pattern will get more active. The upper level ridge will flatten and sink south which will allow a more west to east progression of systems. Colorado won’t be in the bullseye, but we could see an extended period of unsettled weather.
The rest of today through Wednesday afternoon… We’ll see lots of sun and patches of occasional high clouds. Highs today and tomorrow will be in the 30s and lows will be -5 to 15. Highs Monday through Wednesday will be in the lower to mid-40s and lows will be 0 to 20.
Wednesday night through Christmas… We’ll see more clouds and periods of snow. The snow level will bounce around between 7,500ft and 8,000ft. Highs will be in the 30s and lows will be in the upper teens to upper 20s.
First guess snow totals…
The details are still sketchy. We’ll adjust the timing, snow amounts, and snow level as the data gets better.
Christmas to New Years… Looks like more snow. Do those snow dances!
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|39||65 / 1906||4||-26 / 1908|
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Mark will take over tomorrow.
You and yours continue to do great work for our community. We thank you!
Russ, thank you so much! Merry Christmas!
Ours too Janis! Let’s do those snow dances!
I do Pagosa Weather as a community service. Hopefully you find us helpful? Why the sponsors then?
Community service by charging for advertising is not community service.
Well, I’m grateful for the skills of others… I hope pagosa weather makes Mr. Pro weather man rich some day! Maybe I could be an anchor…
Thanks for the service! Much appreciated
Hello Jason – It’s definitely not our goal to get rich, but we are very grateful that the community is helping to cover our costs! Maybe we should audition you someday! Thanks so much for the support!
Hello David. I can see how this is contradictory so I’ll explain.
Our costs… Web page costs and weather subscriptions to sites like Weather Models, Pivotal Weather, and Weather Bell for in-depth forecast model data costs us a few thousand dollars each year. We’ve reached out to the community to help cover those costs. The community has responded wonderfully and our costs are covered! Not only are businesses helping us but hopefully we are helping them get more customers. It is important to us to help local businesses – they play a vital role in our small community.
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Yep, it’s a community service. We are humbled and grateful to have earned the community’s support!