Before and after – 22” of snow has fallen since late 27 December!
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Tuesday – 3 Jan 2023 – 10:00am
At Stevens Field the high temp yesterday afternoon was 30. The low this morning was 24. The peak wind at the airfield was 13mph.
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|34||51 / 1981||-1||-32 / 1911|
Precip summary… Mostly light snow fell on and off in the last 24 hours, except for our friends near Chromo. Wolf Creek reported another 10” which brings their 7-day total to 52”!
Today… We’ll continue to see lots of clouds and scattered snowshowers as a weak trough with little moisture moves through this evening.
Western 2/3 of the county: Up to 1”
Eastern 1/3 of the county: Up to 2”
*** There is an AVALANCHE WARNING for the mountains valid until 11pm tonight. Large and dangerous avalanches are likely. ***
Wednesday through most of Thursday… A ridge will move through, and we’ll see more sun. Temps on Wednesday will still be slightly below average but will warm to slightly above average for Thursday.
Have your cameras ready Wednesday morning. Our Pagosa Country winter wonderland could be on full display!
Thursday night through Friday… The next system will move through. It won’t have much moisture, so my expectations are low.
Valley: 0-2” – it will be spotty
Saturday through most of Tuesday… Ridging will be in control. We’ll see more sun and have dry weather. Temps will be near average.
My next post will be tomorrow afternoon.
Hi Ernie, thank you for your kind remarks. This is an interesting project. Reminds me of statistics project I did in Fairbanks Alaska on extreme cold temps.
The best place to start is the National Center for Environmental Information:
Arleen: thanks for the reply. I will check it out. If I run into trouble finding it can I reconnect with you? You guys keep up the good work. Predict more snow, we need it. Thanks again
Yes! Email us at pagosaweather.org
Not a comment, although I do appreciate your service to the community and applaud you all for your efforts. I rely on your forecasts for my local planning. Thanks so much. I do have a request. I am doing some research on extreme (high and low) temperatures in the US lower 48. Just because it is interesting and fun. I would be happy to share my data if anybody is interested. What I am looking for is a source for the daily highs and lows of all the states. I am pretty sure that NOAA has it some where but I cannot seem to locate it on the internet. Most of my data comes from the National High and Low Temperature Archive but I would like to see a daily archive of temperatures for all of the states. Can you help? Thanks Ernie OToole