Thanks to Jenny Lynn Heckmann for this wonderful picture from last night! – Pic taken 10/27/2022
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Friday – 28 Oct 2022 – 11:00am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 36 and the low this morning was 19. Winds at the airfield hit 18mph yesterday.
Precip summary… First snow of the season for most of us! Lisa was the snow lottery winner in San Juan River Village with 3.3”! Thanks so much for your reports and pictures on our Facebook page.
I estimate that Wolf Creek got 5” of new snow based on Snotel data.
Today through Tuesday ridging will take over and give us lots of sun. We’ll see a gradual warming trend with temps near average by Sunday afternoon.
Wednesday night through next Friday… The next system will slowly move through the region. There is a lot of uncertainty with this system.
Things I’m confident about:
– We’ll get some precipitation.
– It will start as rain up to 9,000ft Wednesday night.
– Thursday morning to Thursday afternoon the snow level will bounce around between 7,000ft and 8,000ft with temps above freezing resulting in occasional wet snow that will have trouble sticking.
– Thursday evening the snow level will drop below 7,000ft and snow will accumulate.
– The best chance for precip is Wednesday night and Thursday.
Things I’m not confident amount:
– The system’s track – this drives everything!
– Precip amounts
– Most precip done by Friday? Another round of precip on Saturday? Scattered showers through the weekend?
My initial snowfall forecast…
Below 8,000ft: 2-4”
Above 8,000ft in the valley: 3-6”
Above 9,000ft in the mountains: 14-20”
** I’ll adjust timing and amounts as the data gets better. **
There is nothing on radar this morning.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|58||73 / 1990||22||5 / 1955|
My next post will be on Sunday.