Snow today and tomorrow and then dry for a while…

The snow, scenery, and weather were fantastic yesterday in Pagosa Country!… Pic take 3/8/2022

The snow, scenery, and weather were fantastic yesterday in Pagosa Country!… Pic take 3/8/2022

Wednesday – 9 Mar 2022 – 1:40pm

The past…

At Stevens Field the high temp yesterday afternoon was 32. The low this morning was 11.  The cold spots were in the 0-5 degree range. The peak wind at the airfield in the last 24 hours was 17mph.

Precip summary… Light snowshowers have been moving through so far today.  Check out tomorrow’s post for totals.

Forecast discussion…

Today through tomorrow evening the next system will move through and bring snow.

Friday through at least Tuesday, a ridge will build back over the region and keep us dry.

Water vapor satellite: The system is just getting its act together and kicking up bands of showers, mostly across northern Colorado.  The trough is expected to take the path of the yellow arrows and move through early Friday morning.  The green arrows indicate the moisture feed into the developing system.
Water vapor satellite: The system is just getting its act together and kicking up bands of showers, mostly across northern Colorado.  The trough is expected to take the path of the yellow arrows and move through early Friday morning.  The green arrows indicate the moisture feed into the developing system.
9 Mar 2022 pm radar
Radar: Bands of showers are forming across northern Colorado and moving east.  Spotty showers are upstream in UT and moving east-southeast.

My forecast…

Today – Hit and miss snowshowers will continue through the afternoon. The best chance for snow is this evening to around sunset Thursday.  Then spotty snowshowers will linger into early Friday morning, especially over the mountains.
Today and tomorrow – Hit and miss snowshowers will continue through this afternoon. The best chance for snow is this evening to around sunset Thursday.  Then spotty snowshowers will linger into early Friday morning, especially over the mountains.

***  The Grand Junction NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the southwest San Juan Mountains valid until 11pm Thursday.  It’s for 6-12” of snow with locally higher amounts, and winds gusting to 35mph.  ***

This does not include Pagosa Springs.  For the Wolf Creek summit, I expect slightly stronger winds.

NWS snowfall through Friday at 6am shows 4-6” for Pagosa and the mountains are in the 12-18” range.
NWS snowfall through Friday at 5am shows 4-6” for Pagosa and the mountains are in the 12-18” range. The entire state is expected to get snow. Roads and visibility will be bad at times.
NWS snowfall focused on our area indicates 5” in town and 12” for Wolf Creek.
NWS snowfall focused on our area indicates 5” in town and 12” for Wolf Creek.

Pagosa Springs historical data

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
4767 / 197213-10 / 1964

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I’ll do a quick post first thing tomorrow morning and then a more thorough post in the afternoon.

– Shawn

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I’ve been a “weather geek” since I was young child. I joined the military out of high school and was lucky to get my dream job in weather. I have 20 years of military weather experience which includes forecasting the weather all over the world. Highlights were six years in Alaska and making life and death weather decisions during deployments. I love mountains, I love snow, and I love summertime thunderstorms. I spend a bunch of time playing outdoors and found my paradise in Pagosa Springs. I do Pagosa Weather as a community service. Hopefully you find us helpful!
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