Pagosa Weather November ’22 Newsletter

2 dogs chasing each other in the snow

Tommy & his girlfriend had the best time running in the fresh snow this week!

Big Thank You Waves to Individual Donors & Sponsors plus News on Presentations, CoCoRaHS & Contest Updates

First, remember to adjust your clocks tonight! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2:00 A.M. We “fall back” one hour!

Personal Donations

Special waves of thanks to Robert and Mimi of the Levine Family Charitable Foundation who made a generous donation in October. We are humbled by how generous our followers are and amazed at how we connect with them.

What your donation goes towards

Your donations help us take care of the costs of the web page, the web site manager, weather subscriptions and other business expenses.  Most importantly your donations 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!


We LOVE our Sponsors!  They just amaze us with their support!

Click on the sponsor’s logo to follow to their website.

Blizzard Level Sponsor

Ski & bow rack logo with an archer

Snowman Level Sponsors

Alley House Logo
Ace Logo
Pagosa Medical Center

Snowball Level Sponsors

Dr. Milner Chiropractic
Peggy Andrews Logo
Elk Park Logo
San Juan Sled Dogs logo
Pagoa Mountain Sports Logo SQ

Our Storm Sponsor

The Springs Logo

Huge Thanks to The Springs for sponsoring the area’s first snow the weekend of October 22nd/23rd

Pagosa Weather Meet & Greet: November 7th at Terry’s ACE!

Come out and meet the Pagosa Weather Team on November 7th at Terry’s Ace Hardware from 2:00pm to 5:30pm. If you make a donation of $10 or more that day, you receive a Pagosa Weather Snow Depth Measurer (yardstick). Winter has arrived and the snow will soon fly again! While you’re there, it is a perfect time to pick up your hardware needs to winterize your home at Terry’s Ace.

If you have made a donation to Pagosa Weather and you have not picked up your ruler or yardstick, we’ll have them with us at Terry’s Ace on the November 7th from 2:00 to 5:30pm. See list below.

Winter Outlook Presentations

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A big thanks to the San Juan Outdoor Club and the folks that attended Arleen’s Winter Outlook presentation at the November meeting!
  • November: Pagosa Weather will be speaking with the First Graders at the Lutheran School about weather. This will be a fun one: cloud frames and making weather in a bottle!
  • December 7th: Wolf Creek Ski Patrol, 7:00am. We’ll cover winter outlook, snow density, and other topics that impact ski patrol folks.

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


Pagosa Weather is the Archuleta County “CoCoRaHS Coordinator” and “Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador”.

We had a great time at the October CoCoRaHS snow measuring training seminar. If you are a CoCoRaHS observer and were unable to attend, Mark recorded the training seminar. Send me a note and we”ll send you a link to the You tube video.

CoCoRaHS Team

Huge thanks to the Community United Methodist Church for providing a venue for our seminar.

Archuleta County is well represented but we still have big data gaps. We really need a volunteer in Arboles, Dulce, 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.

CoCoRaHS Map

The red circles are areas we could use a CoCoRaHS observer. Let us know if you can give us 5 to 10 minutes every morning to measure precip and snow. CoCoRaHS provides all the training you need.

Contest Updates

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

First Freezing Temperature!

The Springs Resort downtown weather sensor hit freezing at 31.4 degrees Fahrenheit on October 11th at 07:00am!

The person with the closest guess and the winner of the $50 Alley House Gift Certificate was Amanda Martinez. The next closest guess and winner of the $50 gift certificate for Chow Down Pet Supply was Simmie Rose!

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!

Alley House Logo
Black & white logo of dog & cat

First Inch of SNOW!

We had our first inch of Snow on Thursday, October 27th when the area received 1 to 3 inches of snow!

Congratulations to Starla Pribble who had the closest guess to the time we got our first inch of snow. Also, congratulations to Jeanette Green and Stacey who had the next closest guesses.

Huge thanks to Lynn of Runs with Scissors and huge thanks to Kristi and her entire team at Chow Down Pet Supply for sponsoring this weather contest!

Black & white logo of dog & cat

Upcoming Contests

Wolf Creek Season SnowNov 7, 2022Ski & Bow Rack
Snow Depth Upper PiedraJan 1, 2023San Juan Sled Dogs
2023 Monsoon RainfallMay 15, 2023The Springs Resort

Active Contest – TWO feet of SNOW!

Forecast the date and time we measure 24” of snow depth on the ground.  The person with the closest guess will get a $50 gift certificate to Terry’s Ace Hardware, one of our Snowman sponsors! Huge thanks to Grace and her team for their support of Pagosa Weather. This contest is closed to new guesses.

The Pagosa Weather Team will determine and verify the 24 inches of snow. The verification area 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.

Ace Logo

Lucinda Morris Tagliareni: November 10 at 10pm

Natalie Lilly Duran: November 12, 10pm.

Beth Robinson Envani: November 14, 2:00am

Casey Fisher: Nov 24th 2:36 am

Jennifer Sharp: November 24 at 7pm

Chuck Riehm: November 25, 2022 8:00am

Nan Serkes says: Nov 26, 2:00 am

Jenny Lynn Heckmann: 11/27/22 at 4:34 AM

Jackie Cox: November 30, 2022 6:00 am

Brittany Bedtke: December 3rd 12:29am

Randy Hays:  Dec 5th 10pm

Linda D Lutomski says: December 12

Aaron Anderson: December 12, 12:00pm

Falisha Cozette Plake: Dec. 13th 5pm

Carol A. Myerscough-Schilf: December 15th 07:30am

Simmie E. Rose: Dec 15 4pm

Steve Voorhis: December 16, 8:00pm

Eric Fisk says: December 17th @ 5:17 am

Jeff Bentley  –  Dec 18th 5:35am

Kim Steiner says: December 18 @ 2:00 pm

Michelle Juneau says: Dec 20 3:30 am

Matt Crowe: Dec 20 at 11:11am

Tonya Jayne: December 22, 2022 at 2:22pm

Denise Woods Santille: December 23rd at 6am

Ken+Rogers says: December 23rd at 5 pm.

Angel Thrasher Weaver:  December 23rd, 11pm

Nathanael Ward: Dec 24th 3:45am

Ethan Hageness: December 24th 3:46am

Rick Holter says: Dec. 24. 8:00 am

Eileen Martin: December 24th 12 pm midnight

Elijah says: December 25 at 2:14 am

Jim Laffey says: Dec 25 at 8 am

Nicole Smith:  December 25th at 9:30pm

Bonnie J. Newman-Schilf: Dec 26th 3am

Jan Roedel:  December 26 at 4:00am.

Brianna Webster: December 27 at 4:00am

Val Valentine: 0700 hours 27 December 2022

Art Wilson: December 27th at 1:00pm

Deirdre Denali Rosenberg: December 27 4pm

Jim Hayes says: December 28 at 6:30 A.M

Tim Iverson says: December 28th at 4:30AM

Phil Slusher – Dec. 28th 6:33 am

Stacey says: December 29th @6:26am

Patty Mallory: December 29th 9am

Susan Zoerb – December 30th 7:17 am

Hillary Fredrickson: December 31st at 6am

Leann Fox: December 31, 6 pm

Chris Edwards: January 2nd 7:30am

Lynn says: January 3rd, 3:52am

Bee’sKnees Pigmentation:  January 3 at 6:02 am

Joni Croce Bussoli: Jan. 3rd, 2023 9am

Sandi Dillon: January 3 at 10 am

Tina Edwards:  January 4 , 6:35 am

Kathleen Wilson says: January 5th at 1pm

Lisa Wilson Seider: January 5th at 5:15 pm

Kris Bos: January 6th at 4:00pm

Starla Pribble: January 7th at 6am

Ed says: Jan 7..7AM

Jared Payne: January 7th, 4pm

David Hansen: Jan 8th 3am

Cheri Maxwell: January 8th @ 1pm

Steve Earle: January 9 at 9:30am

Pat Colby says: January 10th at 7:00am

Roslyn Earle says: January 12th 2023 10am

Sandra Meyn Thomas: January 12, 4:30pm

Peggy pike says: January 12, 2023 5pm

Nancie Reed Drape: January 14th, 7:00am

Lisa Glazener Doerr: January 15th at 4:00pm

Roberta DeMarco says: January 16th at 4pm

Joni Watkins: 1/17/23 at 5am

Amy Shepherd: January 17, 1234pm

John Robert: Jan 18th 4 am

Corey Shult: Jan 21st

Jeff Witten says: January 22 @ 7am

Mike Laugel – January 24th at 8:00 am

Cheryl Lopez – January 27 at 5:00 am

Venita Durrer: January 28th, 9:00 PM

Vladimir Irina Kholostov: Jan. 29, 10am

Martha Vitale Ball: January 30, 11:00pm

Debra Priest Wallen: Feb 1, 2023 at 2:00

Janie Simmons: February 2, 2023 at 2 am

Dena Laterza: February 4th 6am

Kimberly Jean White: February 5th at 4:44pm

Al Pfister: February 8 5am

Suzanne Shogren Coe: February 10 6 am

Terri Theisen says: Feb. 11 4PM

Amanda Martinez: March 13 at 7:00am

Bobby Phillips says: March 15, 2023 at 1800hrs

Donor List for Rulers

  • Donald Biddick
  • Carol Bowden
  • Pat & John Combes
  • Arthur Dilone
  • Casey & Sarah Fisher
  • Mary Fox
  • Tom Harrison
  • Candace Jones
  • David Knapp
  • Barry Knott
  • John Mancuso
  • Kathleen McFadden
  • Richard Miller
  • David OKeefe
  • Ronald Olding
  • Carol Ann Peterson
  • John Porco
  • Jan & Robert Powers
  • Records Management Group
  • Sarah & Chuck Riehm
  • Edward Roberts
  • Pagosa Drone Productions
  • – Dan Rosenblatt
  • The Rowdy Girl
  • Robbie Schwartz
  • Stephanie Smith
  • Andrew & Lisa Thomas  
  • Stephen Trammel             
  • Stephanie Wilson
  • Musetta Wollenweber

**Note: If you do not want the ruler let me know & I’ll remove your name from the list. You can pick up your ruler at San Juan Mercantile or from us at Terry’s Ace on the November 7th from 2:00 to 5:30pm.

Donor List for Yardsticks

  • Brian Austin
  • Susan Berke
  • Marshall Clayshulte
  • Ken Daniels
  • Sharon Dickson
  • W C Fuller
  • Rowdy Girl
  • Marilyn Harris
  • Tom Harrison
  • May Latson
  • Levine Family
  • Suellen Loher
  • Connie Mentemeier
  • Janice Powers
  • David A Robb
  • Janice Roedel
  • Steven Orr
  • Frank or Dana Snyder
  • Margaret Wempe
  • Jackie White
  • Stephanie Wilson
  • Alice Woodall
  • Bill Woods
  • Becky Ziminsky

**Note: If you do not want the yardstick, let me know & I’ll remove your name from the list. You can pick up your yardstick at San Juan Mercantile or from us at Terry’s Ace on the November 7th from 2:00 to 5:30pm.

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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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