Mostly sunny but mostly cold!

Where is the Peak?

Pagosa Peak has been mostly obscured by clouds the past few days but still looks great even when you can’t see it! Photo © 2022-Mark Langford

2-3-22: 1pm update…

Our storm finally pushed off to the east last night, leaving some of us with a light dusting in its wake and some very cold temperatures to start today. The low this morning at Stevens Field was 0 degrees before their weather sensor stopped reporting and the “high?” so far has been 25 degrees. My low was -14 degrees about a mile north of Hatcher Lake and Shawn and Arleen hit -20 just to the west of my location.

Our two-day storm totals were on the lower end of what I predicted for this storm, but within the range of 6-12 inches. Wolf Creek ended up with more snow than I predicted, 27 inches. I don’t think I will hear any complaints from them!

With the storm out of our way, about the only thing to discuss in this post will be a few days of below normal temperatures for us. We could see lows of -15 to -5 for most of the valley, with some of you, like Shawn and Arleen, possibly going below -20 tonight. Temps will slowly move upward over the weekend, but we will still see lows ranging from -5 to single digits and highs in the mid to upper 30’s despite our perma-blue skies.

As of this post, I’m not seeing any more storms in the next week as high pressure will rule our weather in the short term. Long range models are looking more active around the last half of the month…we shall keep our fingers crossed!

Unless something meteorologically crazy happens tomorrow, I’ll be posting on Saturday. Have a great weekend.

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COCORAHS snow reports for this morning (past 24 hours).
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COCORAHS two-day storm totals.
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Wolf Creek snow report for our storm.
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Current satellite imagery shows most of our state is covered in snow!

My forecast…

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The rest of today: Partly cloudy with a high in the mid to upper 20’s.

Tonight: Mostly clear with lows ranging from -15 to -5 degrees.

Friday: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s.

Saturday and Sunday: Sunny with highs in mid 30’s to low 40’s and lows -5 to single digits.

Monday-Wednesday: Sunny with highs in low to mid 40’s and lows in the single digits.

My next post will be on Saturday.

-Mark Langford

Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.

Pagosa Springs historical data for February 3rd.

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
4154/ 19913-22/ 1985

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