With 40 inches of snow since January 1st, Coyote Loop Trail has been transformed into Coyote Loop Cross Country Trail. Drone photo by Mark Langford
Friday – 20 Jan. 2023 – 9am
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 28 and the low this morning was 8 degrees. Humidity yesterday afternoon bottomed out at 52%. Winds at the airfield hit 4 mph yesterday.
Precipitation summary…there was no precipitation recorded in our area yesterday.
Pagosa Springs historical data
|Average High||Record High / Year||Average Low||Record Low / Year|
|38||56/ 1986||3||-29/ 1984|
Roof Avalanche Watch: OK, this is not an official alert from the NWS, but watch out for roof avalanches over the next few days as all of the snow we have had, settles and potentially slides off our roofs…especially for those of you who have metal roofs. Not only can sliding snow do a lot of damage, it can actually kill you!
Travel Disclaimer: While we would love to help you make decisions on whether to drive over the pass, plan your trip or predict if planes will be able to take off in Durango on a particular date, we don’t have the resources to do so…plus it puts us in potential legal liability if you go flying off Wolf Creek Pass when we suggested it would be a good day to travel! Please use these two links: New Mexico Road Conditions and Colorado Road Conditions. And this one for Durango Airport flight information.
A low pressure is currently trekking through northern AZ, heading eastbound this morning. As it moves into the Four Corners region, look for snow showers to begin later this morning as we briefly tap into a SW flow. This is a fast mover, so the main snow event will primarily be from around noon through 5pm today. There will be some light snow lingering into the evening as wrap-around moisture from the low moves in from the east, then northeast as the low passes to our east.
A similar system moves through on Sunday night and Monday morning, giving us another round of light snow. As of this post, this system appears to be even drier than today’s storm.
The rest of today: Cloudy this morning with a chance for snow showers, mainly between noon and 5pm. Highs will be in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. Lows tonight will drop into the low single digits to upper single digits.
Saturday: Partly Cloudy with lows in the single digits to teens and highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s.
Sunday: Partly Cloudy in the morning, turning mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a chance for snow showers in the evening. Lows in the single digits to teens and highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers in the morning. Lows in the single digits to teens and highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s
Tuesday and Wednesday: Partly cloudy with lows -0’s to single digits and highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s
Snowfall forecast for today:
Snowfall forecast for Sunday night through Monday:
Our 5-Day Forecast…
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