Pagosa Weather December ’22 Newsletter

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

Personal Donations

Special waves of thanks to Kandi Meisinger, Alice Woodall, Bill Milner, Venita Durrer, Edie Brogan, Rick Holter, Barbara Pugh and Edward Roberts who made a generous donations in November. We already have a list of folks to thank in our January newsletter for December donations. Thanks so much to all!

What your donation goes towards

Your donations help us take care of the costs of the new web site manager, the web page, 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!

Sponsors

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

Dr. Leo Milner, Chiropractor, our longest running sponsor, committed for another six months.

Peggy Andrews, Independent Real Estate Broker, is sponsoring Pagosa Weather for another YEAR!

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

Blizzard Level Sponsor

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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


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

Shawn and I enjoyed meeting many of you on November 7th at Terry’s Ace Hardware. We hope to do more Meet & Greets in the new year.

Huge thanks to Grace, Susan, Jennifer, Debbie, and rest of the team at Terry’s Ace Hardware for hosting our meet and greet and for being one of our Snowman Sponsors!

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Arleen at our Meet & Greet at Terry’s Ace

Winter Outlook Presentations

Arleen and Shawn had a great time at the San Outdoor Club’s November meeting. Arleen gave a presentation on Pagosa’s winter outlook. After explaining how different systems and oscillations impact our weather, Arleen’s conclusion is we will have average snow this winter. After a slow start in November and December, we’ll have a great wrap up with above average snow in February and March. You can read about all the details in her winter outlook: https://pagosaweather.org/2022/10/13/pagosa-springs-winter-outlook-22-23/

Huge thanks to Jeb, Steve, Sue, Diane, Joe and the rest of the folks at the Outdoor Club for the invitation. The question and answer sessions are always good and we enjoy the lively discussion.

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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!
  • December 15th: Wolf Creek Ski Patrol, 7:00am. We’ll cover winter outlook, snow density, and other topics that impact ski patrol folks.

Send email to pagosaweather.org if your organization would like to hear our winter outlook presentation or other weather presentation.


Arleen and Shawn spoke with the First Graders at the Lutheran School about weather. We made weather in bottles, learned how balloons are similar to lightning, and went outside to look at the clouds through cloud frames! It was a good fun day with these little scientists!

9 Nov 2022 pm 1st grade science class

  • Pagosa Weather will visit the Valor Academy in January for more fun with little scientists.

CoCoRaHS

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

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: https://www.cocorahs.org/application.aspx. 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!

Upcoming Contests

Snow Depth Upper PiedraJan 1, 2023San Juan Sled Dogs
1st 75 degrees of 2023Mar 1, 2023Pagosa Mountain Sports
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.

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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

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


Active Contest – Wolf Creek Total Seasonal Snowfall Contest!

Forecast the Total Seasonal Snowfall for Wolf Creek Ski Area on their final day of operation.  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 the rest of the team at Ski & Bow Rack for the support of our weather contests and for being our Blizzard level sponsor!

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Wolf Creek currently has: 78″

Ed says:                       272 inches

Irene Hamburg Mueller: 308

Keith Hopkins Jones: 321”

Amanda Griego:          330

Stacey says:                338″

Val Valentine says:     357”

Jeff Witten says:         362”

Brian G Akins:            377 inches

Starla Pribble:              382 inches

Kirsten Derr says:       382

Martha Vitale Ball:     386

Gina Boaz:                  387”

David Hansen:            388″

Kirk Bliss:                   388″

Amy Shepherd:           391″

Pat Melinis Colby:      393″

Dena Laterza:              395″

Jan Powers:                 397 “

Michelle Tressler Kolkau: 398″

Venita Durrer:             399”

Renee Demianew:       402″

Musetta Wollenweber:403″

Al Pfister says:            403″

Sandra Meyn Thoma:  404”

Lauren Hawksworth:  406″

Kenny Rogers says:    407″

Laura Lunsford says:  409

Rose G Shehan says:   410″

Michelle Juneau says: 410 inches

Dennis Jeffrey:            411”

Carol Ann Peterson:    411″

Jeff Bentley:               412 inches

Falisha Cozette Plake: 413”

Nathanael Ward:         414

Mike Cianciolo says:  419″

Tonya Jayne:               420″

Rob Barlow says:        420″

Terri Theisen:              420”

Luke/Katrina Brinton: 421”

John Curran:               421”

Kristie/Kirk Bixler:     423”

Kay Reed:                   425”

Gregory Peck:             426”

Bill Milner:                  427 inches

Barbara Clabaugh Pugh: 429”

Edie Brogan:               429”

Phil Slusher says:        429 inches

Hannah Hemenger:     432”

Amanda Martinez:      433”

Dee Halley:                 435”

Gina Leach:                 435”

Audrey Bliss:              438″

Chris Edwards:           444”

Kelly Tony Norwood-Gray: 449”

Hillary Fredrickson:    450”

Dave Stimpson:           454″

Haley Richard:            455″

Rick Holter says:        457″

Joni Watkins:              460”

Cheryl Ward-Bowdridge: 462″

Simmie E. Rose:         472″

Casey Fisher:               475″

Janice Roedel says:     480 inches of snow.

Randy Hays:               485″

Steve Voorhis says:    485 inches

Andrew Woods:          488″

Kathy Moore:              512

Kim Bristow says:      512 inches

Michael Iske:              602

Chelsea Casaceli:        877

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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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