Pagosa Weather September ’22 Newsletter

An evening monsoon shower over the Plumtaw area - Pic taken 8/23/2022

Big Thank You Waves & News on Presentations, CoCoRaHS, Web Page & Contest Updates

Personal Donations

Special waves to Carol Peterson who made a generous donation this month.

What your donation goes towards

Your donations will help us take care of the costs of the web page, weather subscriptions and other business expenses.  Most importantly it will ensure that we will be able to provide this free service for everyone for years to come.  Remember, each donor will receive a Pagosa Weather Snow Depth Measurer (yardstick). 

How to Donate

Desktop: Click on gold “Support Pagosa Weather” in upper right-hand column.  You can choose to donate by PayPal (Send), or you can select Square to donate with a credit card.

Smart Phone: Select upper right hand menu icon (=).  Scroll down to “About Us”, down menu to “Support Pagosa Weather” or find it in the grey area at bottom of page.  You can choose to donate by PayPal (Send), or you can select Square to donate with a credit card.

Donate by Check:  Make the check payable to: Pagosa Weather. Mail to: Pagosa Weather, 135-F Country Center Dr. #142, Pagosa Springs CO 81147

You can pick up your Pagosa Weather Snow Depth Measurer (yardstick) at San Juan Mercantile.  

San Juan Mercantile is a fun store with a wide variety of items. Antiques and Collectibles, tons of Jewelry, Gifts, Handmade Treasures, Knives, Candles, Housewares, Fine Linens, Local Honey, Souvenirs, and Locally made items.  It is at 523 San Juan Street, next to the Barber Shop, across the street from Plaza Liquor.  Thank you, Cindy and her team for being our store front!

Mark, Shawn and I have been truly touched by the support our followers have shown for us!


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Winter Outlook Presentations

September 17th: Vet for Vets, 10:00am, Tennysen Center. Open to all veterans.

November 3rd: San Juan Outdoor Club, Social time is 6:00 – 6:30pm, Meeting is from 6:30 – 6:45, and the Speaker is from 6:45 to 7:30pm. PLPOA Clubhouse. Open to the public.

December 7th: Wolf Creek Ski Patrol, 7:00am. Will cover winter outlook, snow density, and other topics that impact ski patrol folks.

TBD: Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library. Will be open to the public. We’ll let you know as soon as we have the date.

Send email to if your organization would like to hear our winter outlook presentation.


Welcome to Jennifer, Mike, Linda, Leo, and Udgar as new CoCoRaHS weather observers in the last month!!! Huge thanks to these folks who will be adding their data every day to the database and help hydrologists as they make key decisions during the drought. We now have vital data from Echo Canyon, Aspen Springs, DownTown, and Catchpole Creek.

Pagosa Weather is the “CoCoRaHS Coordinator” for Archuleta County and is also a “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador”. Archuleta County is well represented but we still have big data gaps. We really need a volunteer in Arboles, west on Highway 160, Pagosa Junction, and the upper Blanco. Sign up by filling out this web page: Or send us a note and we can send you more detailed information.

Pagosa Weather is conducting a snow measuring seminar/pot luck for the CoCoRaHS observers some time in October.

Snow Measuring Boards

Huge thanks to our Mike, our CoCoRaHS observer out in Aspen Springs. I gave him an idea of what we were looking for and Mike ran with it, bringing his expertise to the process. Mike has built a number of prototype snow measuring boards for our CoCoRaHS observers to test this year. If they are durable and make it through the winter well, we will be selling them next year to all of you.

Weather Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence Award Nomination

The National Weather Service Grand Junction has nominated your Pagosa Weather Team as Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador of Excellence! “WRN Ambassador organizations that have made significant contributions to building a Weather-Ready Nation. By serving as change agents and leaders in their communities, Ambassadors of Excellence have:

  • Inspired others to take action and become ready, responsive, and resilient
  • Created innovative ways to engage their community, their workforce, and/or their social network
  • Formed unique collaborations with NOAA and/or other ambassador organizations to achieve goals they alone could not meet
  • Embraced building “a Weather-Ready Nation for All” by addressing vulnerable populations’ needs.”

We are honored to be nominated. The awards winners will be announced in September.

Contest Updates

Special Thanks to all the businesses that have stepped forward to sponsor our weather contests. They are a lot of fun!

Upcoming Contests

First 2 feet of SnowOct 15, 2022Terry’s Ace & Home Supply
Wolf Creek Season SnowNov 1, 2022Ski & Bow Rack
2023 Monsoon RainfallMay 15, 2023The Springs Resort

Monsoon Rainfall Total

Contest; Forecast the amount of measured rain that Pagosa Springs will receive during the three months of monsoon season from July through September. We had few inches of monsoon moisture in June but the contest amount started adding up on the first of July! The measured rain is based on an average of CoCoRaHS observations. Huge Wave of Thanks to the Monsoon for it’s frequent visits this year!

For the month of July, 13 CoCoRaHS observers across the county had an average of 4.32″!!! For the month of August, 16 CoCoRaHS observers across the county had an average of 3.02″!!! That’s a total of 7.34″!!! We’ll add September to that and announce a winner then.

The person with the closest guess will win a $50 gift certificate for SKI & BOW RACK!!! In addition, Ski & Bow Rack has offered HATS for the next closest guesses!

Huge thanks to Brittany, Robert, and their entire team for their support!

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Jim Laffey:                              7.2″

Susan Zoerb:                           7.22 inches

Jeff Bohrer                              7.23

Cheri Maxwell:                       7.24 inches

Corey Shult                             8.2

Phil Slusher:                            9.67 inches

Dee Halley:                             10.75 inches

Carol Ann Peterson                 11.51 inches

Carol Myerscough-Schilf:       12.05

Casey Fisher:                           13.75 inches

Simmie E. Rose:                     17.5 inches

First Freezing Temperature

The contest… Forecast the date and time that The Pagosa Springs Resort weather sensor, downtown temperature falls to 32F.

The Prize: $50 gift certificate for the ALLEY HOUSE, a Snowman Sponsor.

The person with the closest date/time guess will win a $50 gift certificate for ALLEY HOUSE!!! In addition, the second closest guess wins a $50 gift certificate for Chow Down Pet Supply!

Huge Thanks to Martin, Joni, Corey, Dana, Jim and the entire team at Alley House for their support and sponsoring this contest! Also, huge thanks to Kristi and her entire team at Chow Down Pet Supply!

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Rick Holter: Sept. 5 at 5:29 a.m.

Dave Stimpson  September 6th 4:37 am

Randy Hays Sept. 8th 3:32 am

McKenna Keys 9/10 at 4:15AM

Steve Voorhis September 10th 6:30am

Kelly OKeefe Cusack September 11th 4:42am

Carrie Wienckowski Sept 11, 5:58 am

Bob dodd says: Sept 11th 6am

Melissa McDonald September 12, 12:12am

Nikki Helmberger September 12th, 6am

Casey Fisher Sept 13th 2am

Bee’sKnees Pigmentation September 14, 3:42am

Jared Payne September 14th, 4:00am

Sue March:  Sept. 14 at 5:30am

Venita Durrer Sept 15, 5:55 am

Laura Sanders Easterling September 16 4:45am

Kay Reed Sept 17th 4am

Kim Bristow September 17th, 5:58am

Marlene Duncan September 18, 4:00 am

Jo Ann Calfee Sept 18, 4:20am

Kathy Stover Pascuzzi September 18, 5:00 AM

Phil Slusher September 18th 5:37 am

David Mitchell September 19th at 4:00 am

Thomas Isenberg says: September 19 @ 4:42 AM

Mike Carey September 19th @ 6am

Linda Lutomski Sept 20, 4:30am

David Wolff says: Sept 20, 05:15 am

Jean Gibbons-Sinkey September 20 at 7:11

Cindi Galaty Galabota September 21st at 3:33am

Amy Bransford says: September 21st at 4:43 am

Katheryn Woodward sept 21, 444am

Chelsea Sunshine Sept 21, 6am

Tonya Perry-Roberts September 22, 2022 at 2:22 AM

Chris Edwards September 22 4:38am

Suzanne Shogren Coe SEPTEMBER 22 6:01am

Austin Marchand September 22nd, 6:50 am

Stephanie Hanscom Bassin Sept 23 2:00am

Shannon Herzog September 23rd @ 2:02 am.

Brendon Maxwell September 23, 2:23AM

Diana Kleckner Aragon September 23 4:30 am

John Eriksen September 23, 4:44am.

Musetta Wollenweber September 23, 6:02 a.m.

Lisa Glazener Doerr September 24 0600. Am

Julie August says: September 24, 6:00 am

Julene Campbell September 25 at 4:20 AM

Kameron Averitt Swithin September 25 at 5:00 am

Becky Ziminsky Sept 26 4:44 am

Denise Woods Santille September 26th 4:50 am

David L Hansen says: Sept 26th 5am

Jesse Beach September 26, 06:50

Luke Skinner September 27th, 7:02AM

Jenny Lynn Heckmann September 28 5:00 am

Jennifer Brown September 28th at 5:14 am

Joan Scott Sept 28, 5:52am

Carrie Thomas September 29th at 3:10 A.M

Lynn Sauer Robinson Sept. 29, 2022 at 3:59 am

Terri Smith Sept 29th, 4:35am

Susan Houseworth Sept. 29, 9:58pm

John Robert Sept 30th 3:15 am

Al Pfister says: October 1, 4am

Gina Leach October 2 4:02 am

Kate Porter October 2nd 4:12 am

Janine Emmets October 2, 5:00am

Kathy Embry October 2, 6:30 am

Meg Wempe October 3, 4:56 a.m.

Lisa Martinez October 4th at 2:37am.

Nancy Green Oct 4, 4am

Penny Kipley says: October 4. 5 am

Dayna Bennett October 5th 5:00am

Michalina Kriescher Oct 6 at 4a.m.

Crystal Earley October 6th 4:30AM

Michael B Hosford OCT 6th – 6:15am

Marianne Carroll says: October 7, 2am

Terri Lynn Grosh October 7, 3:12AM

Nan Serkes says: Oct 7 3:15 am

Lisa Chase October 7th at 4:30 am

Sheila Ybarbo: October 7, 5:45 am

Irene Hamburg Muelle October 8 at 3 am

Maria Kelly Oct 8th 4:02am

Ilene Gauger October 8 at 4:24am

Annie Stone October 8, 6:20am

Jeff Witten October 9th. 4:45am

Julie Fox October 9, 5:23 am

Monica Bentley Oct. 10th 3 am

Ed says: Oct. 10th, 3:45 AM

Jan Roedel says: October 10, 4:00am

Michael Hughes October 10, 5:00am

Sandra Meyn Thoma October 10, 4:45am

Don Farr October 10 6:00 am

Simmie E. Rose Oct 11th 4 am

Amanda Martinez October 11, 4:50am

Shanley Lujan October 12th 2am

Kimberly Jean White October 12th 4:24am

Haley Adkins October 12, 4:32am

Buck Frisbee says: 12 October 0530

Cynthia Goodwin October 12 2022 at 10:32

Starla Pribble October 13, 4:00 am

Greg says: October 13 4 am

Martha Vitale Ball October 13, 5:48 am.

Roy Thetford says: October 13, 8am

Robin Davis Oct 14, 3am

Mark Blakemore Oct. 14, 4:14 am

Wendy Burton October 14 at 4:30 am

Sueyel Kena Palma October 15 at 2:30 AM

Beth Einig says: October 15, 2022 at 3 am

Kacey Lee October 15, 4am

Mike Cianciolo says: October 15, 4am

Donna Marsh October 15 @ 4:00 am.

Sue Wells October 15, 4:45 AM

Leah Wattier October 15, 543am

Ken Rogers says: October 15, at 0545.

Peggy Pike October 16, 04:30am

Bill Lindley October 16th 3am

Kelly Prudhomme October 17th, at 4:33am

Nicole Smith October 20th at 3:30am

Joni Croce Bussoli October 20th, 4:30 am

Bobby Phillips October 22 0200

Gina Lynne Oct 22nd 2: 22 am

John Avis October 22nd @ 3:00 a.m.

Donna Muir October 22, 7:03am

Jeff Bentley October 23rd 430 am

Kevin Washburn October 23 0500

Katie Mae Blue October 25, 0200

Michael Barr October 25, 3:18 am and 33 seconds.

Lorie Ann Lorie Griego, Oct25. 3:40 am

Debra Priest Wallen October 25, 2022 4:00am

Monique Lee October 25 at 4:49am

Tanille Bruce Oct 26, 4:11am

Steve Beiser says: October 26th, 5am

Diane Steve Horton: October 27th. 3:27am

Gina Boaz October 28, 4:59 AM

Kim Martinez October 29 at 4:45 AM

Lynne McCrudden October 30, 6:30am

Kimberly Michelle Oct 31, 12:00 am

Kelle Carter Bruno October 31st, 4:13 am

Bonnie J. Newman-Schilf October 31 3:30am

SunDee Jones October 31st, 6:00 am

Monica Alley October 31, 11pm

Micki Hutchinson Nov. 3rd

Jacob Lopez Nov 4, 4:20am

Michelle Juneau says: Nov 10 11:10 pm

Carol Ann Peterson November 11 6:00am

Rick Lawrence 11/11 at 11:15 pm

Michelle Edwards says: November 30th at 3:40am

First Inch of Snow in O’Neal Park

The contest and prize… Forecast the first 1” inch of snow that falls and sticks to the ground. The person with the closest guess will win a $50 gift certificate to Runs with Scissors, Master Stylist Lynn Guthrie!!!  In addition, the second closest guess wins a $50 gift certificate for Chow Down Pet Supply!

The Pagosa Weather Team will determine and verify the 1st inch of snow.  The verification snowboard is located about 7 miles north of Pagosa in O’Neal Park just off of North Piedra, past the two cattle guards at 8,030 feet elevation. 

Huge thanks to Lynn of Runs with Scissors and Kristi & her team at Chow Down for sponsoring this weather contest. Good luck to all!


David Hansen – Sept 15th 1am

Chuck Adkins Monday – September 19th at 7:00am

Lucinda Morris Tagliareni – September 20, 6am

Lisa Gamber says: September 27th at 10 a.m.

Aimee Melendy – September 28th, 12:00am

Martha Vitale Ball – September 28 at 5:45 am

Jenelle Syverson – September 29, 11:00 pm

Shirlee Crandall – Oct 3 3:10am

Phil Slusher – October 8th, 10:47 pm ❄️

Karla Ostroski – October 9th 4pm

Randy Hays – Oct 10th 6:00 am

Ken Rogers says – October 10th, 2022, 1530L

Carol Bowden – October 11th at 4:45 am

Kim Rausch Page – Oct. 11th at 4:30 a.m.

Shannon Herzog – October  15th @ 2:02 am

Leann Fox – October 15th, 3:30 a.m

Steve Voorhis says: October 16, 2022 1700

Jeff Witten says – October 17th, at 6am

Randy Green says: October 18th at 5:00 a.m.

Rich McGuire – October 20 at 4am

Venita Durrer – Oct 21 4:30PM

Chris Edwards – October 22, 10:22am

Lisa Glazener Doerr – October 24 4 am

Kim Bristow – October 25th at 6:00am

Stacey says: October 27 @ 2:35 am

Starla Pribble – October 28th @ 1:00am

Jeanette Green says: October 28th at 3:00 a.m

Cindi Galabota says: October 28th at 4:33am

Joan Scott – Oct. 28, 7:30 am.

Kelly Bicknell – October 28, 11:00 PM

Laura Mingua – October 28, 6:45 pm

Debbie Burnett Beckman – October 28, 7:45 pm

Christopher Serr – October 29th 9pm

Michele C MRaff – October 30th, 6am

Sylvia McDaniel – October 30 at 6:00 am

Marianne C says: ❄October 31 10:31 am ❄

Sarah Ruyle Daulton – October 31 12:06am

Amy Shepherd – October 31, 915am

Sandy Freeman says: October 31 at 5:00 pm

Steffany Cloward – November 1st, 5:00am

Irene Hamburg Mueller – November 1 12 pm

Ed says: Nov 1 7:45pm

Gina Lynne – Nov. 2nd 2:22 am

Terri Smith – Nov 2nd, 5am

Natalie Lilly Duran – November 2 at 8:00am.

Meg Wempe – November 3, 0827 hours

Peggy Pike – Nov 4th, 5pm

Casey Fisher – Nov 5th 2pm

Musetta Wollenweber – November 8, 1:00 a.m

Eileen Martin – November 8th 10pm

Carol Holleran – November 9, noon

Carol A. Myerscough-Schilf – November 10th at 0730am

Keena Carstensen – November 11 at 4 pm

Jeff Holleran – November 14, 11:25 pm

Gina Leach – November 14 1:00 am

Sandra Meyn Thoma – November 15, 2:00am

Simmie E. Rose – Nov 17 8:30 pm

Debra Priest Wallen – November 17th 4:40 pm🎿❄️

Angel Thrasher Weaver – November 17th 803 pm

Kimberly Jean White – 11/25/22 at 8:30am

Renee Matyniak – November 29, 0618

Jennifer Rose – Dec 11th- 7PM

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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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