A chance for snow/rain showers, then spring!

Wolf Creek

Snow is coming down at a moderate rate up at Wolf Creek Ski area as of 1pm.

3-21-22. 1:45pm update…

The low this morning at Stevens Field was 28 degrees and the high so far today has been 49. Most of us saw only a dusting of snow overnight. At my home about a mile north of Hatcher Lake, I recorded .20 inches of snow…Shawn and Arleen recorded the same.

So far, this system has been pretty much a dud as of this post time…even the mountains have not recorded much snow, however, it is currently snowing at Wolf Creek Pass and ski area as of 1:45pm and I’m seeing some snow showers at our place about a mile north of Hatcher Lake. As wrap-around moisture from an upper-level low to our south moves east and a trough to our west moves closer, there is still a chance we could see some snow, rain showers and even a possible thunderstorm through this evening. I’m still hoping the mountains will see at least 1-3 inches of snow, and 1/2-1 inch of snow or 0.05 of rain for the valley before we dry out tomorrow. Snow may continue in the mountains through Tuesday. Snow is as close as Del Norte right now as moisture from the upper-level low is impacting the SE part of our state. Unfortunately, our mountains to the east are doing a great job blocking the snow.

Winds will be from the E-NE this afternoon, then as the trough moves through tonight, will shift into the north. We could see some gusts to over 20mph in the valley and over 30mph in the mountains.

High pressure and sunshine moves in for the remainder of the week along with an increase in our daily highs. By Thursday we could see temperatures approaching 60 degrees and I think by Friday, we will see low to mid 60’s.

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Current radar at 12:45pm shows snow to our east. Movement is NW. Our mountains are doing a great job keeping the snow where it is this afternoon, however some of the moisture is making it into our area.
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An upper-level low to our south will drift east today, causing some severe storms to form over Texas this afternoon. As this low moves east, some wrap-around moisture along with a trough to our NW, will give us a chance for some rain and snow showers through this evening.

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Pagosa Springs historical data for March 20th.

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
5280/ 1940174/ 1948

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