Weather Contest! Boom! First Thunderstorm within 10 miles of downtown Pagosa!

Black & white logo of dog & cat

UPDATE: We have a winner!

At 15:50 this afternoon weather app, Weather Bug, detected a lightning strike 5 miles northeast of Pagosa. At the same time we received messages from on the ground weather observers, Randy and then Kimberly, that they had heard thunder verifying the lightning program.

The winner of the $50 gift certificate to Chow Down Pet Supply is Cynthia Goodwin! Cynthia was off by 23 hours and 9 minutes. Amazingly enough the second closest guess was off by 23 hours and 36 minutes! Weather is weird…

Huge thanks to Kristi and the entire team at Chow Down Pet Supply for sponsoring this weather contest for the $50 gift certificate to Pagosa Weather’s favorite pet store !

Update: This contest closed for guesses on February 20th at midnight. Good luck to all!


Win a $50 gift certificate to Chow Down Pet Supply!

For grins and to promote local businesses, Pagosa Weather is doing another weather contest. The contest and prize… Forecast the date and time of the first thunderstorm occurrence within 10 miles of downtown Pagosa Springs. The person with the closest guess will win a $50 gift certificate to Chow Down Pet Supply, which is the Pagosa Weather mascot, Tommy’s favorite place to shop!

Chow Down: Your Healthy Pet Food and Supply Store

Chow Down started back in the early nineties in a tiny space adjacent to a car wash. The vision, spearheaded by Petra Davis, was to offer premium pet food with unsurpassed customer service. Petra’s passion for animals was equal to her desire to educate pet parents about the importance of proper nutrition and pet care. The pet industry has come a long way since then but the fundamentals remain the same: outstanding customer service, love of the animal and the importance of understanding the myriad of products and services available to our pets.

Chow Down offers a great selection of pet supplies and pet food at a local pet store. If you need to use their self-service dog wash, go on by! Need to schedule a grooming appointment? Give them a call! Every day they strive to bring health and wellness to pets and a smile to your face.

24 Hour Online Shopping with In-Store Pick Up

Located: 100 Country Center Drive A/B, Pagosa Springs, CO  81147
Phone: (970) 507-3000

In-Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Local Delivery, Same Day Delivery, No Contact Delivery Available

Hours of operation: 7 Days a week; 10am-6pm

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

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

– No more guesses after Sunday, February 20th 2022 at 11:59pm

– We will coordinate with the winner on how to collect the prize.

– The Pagosa Weather team is excluded – sorry Mark!


The Pagosa Weather Team will determine when the first thunderstorm after February 20th occurs within 10 miles of downtown Pagosa using a number of weather apps we have including Weather Bug and Radar Scope Pro.

Let’s have fun and support our local businesses! Good Luck!

– Arleen

Pagosa Weather Blizzard Level Sponsor

Pagosa Weather Storm Sponsor

Picture of Arleen Pro

Arleen Pro

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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