Pagosa Weather September ’23 Newsletter!

We’ll be selling Pagosa Weather hats at the Chili Cha Cha for $20 each!

Big Thank You Waves to Individual Donors & Our Sponsors; News on Community Outreach; Calendar of events, Contest Updates

Personal Donations Newsletter Updates

Special waves of thanks to our wonderful donors in the last month: Ken Daniels, Tina Edwards, and Barbara & Ken Pugh.

What your generous donation goes towards

Your donations help us take care of the costs of the website manager, Fluid Elements, the website, 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). 

Follow this link to make a donations: How to Donate: You can donate by PayPal, credit card through Square, or by check. Thank you so much for your generosity!

You can pick up your Pagosa Weather Snow Depth Measurer (yardstick) at San Juan Mercantile.  

San Juan Mercantile is a fun store with Antiques, Collectibles, Jewelry, Knives, Candles, Housewares, Fine Linens, Local Honey, Souvenirs, and Locally made items.  It is at 524 San Juan Street, next to the Barber Shop, across the street from Plaza Liquor.  Thank you to 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!

Scroll down to see NEWS on Presentations, Calendar, and Contest Updates.


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 M Logo
Elk Park Logo
Pagoa Mountain Sports Logo SQ
logos for Pro Rafting Outfitters, Wilderness Journeys, and A1 Taxi
Peggy Andrews Logo

Storm Sponsor

Thanks to the Springs Resort for sponsoring this storm!

Community Outreach

Mountain Chili Cha Cha! Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

The Mountain Chili Cha Cha is a celebration of the Southwest green chile harvest; a Margarita contest, Patty Aragon Chili cook-off and tasting, beer garden, food booths, kids activities and live music with St8 Shot. Americano/Latin Music Concierto, 1:30pm. Begins with a 5k & 10k trail run, 8:30am.  Register to run at  More info at  Tasting begins at 12:30pm.

Pagosa Weather will have our booth set up at 10:00am till 3:00pm. We’ll have Pagosa Weather hats for sale for $20! We collaborated with Pagosa local Connie Hayes of Centennial Laser Works on this project. Connie creates distinctive custom engraved items such as hats, coasters, tumblers and a lot more! You can see more of Connie’s work on Facebook at Centennial Laser Works or contact her at

If you have considered being a Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow (CoCoRaHS) network observer and have had questions, this would be the perfect opportunity to ask those questions. Arleen, Shawn, and Mark will be there to answer your questions. In addition, we’ll have a few of the CoCoRaHS rain gauges available for sale. Remember, we are still looking to fill our data holes in West 160 (near county line), Arboles, Dulce, and Upper Blanco. We provide you all the training you need.

Pagosa Weather Calendar Updates

September 16-17th, Saturday & Sunday: Colorfest; Shawn and Arleen will provide weather aviation support for the mass balloon ascensions. We’ll send a forecast outlook next week.

September 23rd, Saturday, 10am – 3pm: Mountain Chili Cha Cha; Pagosa Weather Meet & Greet booth.

October 5th, Thursday, 6pm: Water Fluency presented by Josh Kurz of the San Juan Water Conservancy District as part of the Lifelong Learning Series at the Ruby Sisson Library at 6:00 pm.

October 21st, Saturday, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Early December: Festival of Trees; Pagosa Weather tree adorned with snowmen and snowflakes.

May 23, 2024, Thursday, Ruby Sisson Library; Monsoon ’24 Outlook.

Send an email to if your organization would like to hear a weather presentation.

CoCoRaHS Newsletter Updates

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

Do you or do you have a friend that lives in one of the five areas highlighted below?

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.

Perhaps, our September Newsletter will show fewer red circles!

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 Newsletter Updates

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

Upcoming Contests

2 Feet of SNOWOct 15, 2023Alley House
’23-’24 Wolf Creek SnowNov 21, 2023Ski & Bow Rack

Active Contest – 2023 Monsoon Rainfall

Forecast the amount of measured rain that Pagosa Springs will receive during the three months of monsoon season from July through September to the nearest 100th of an inch. Sadly, through the months of July and August we have only had 1.16″.

The person with the closest guess will win a Relaxing Day of VIP Soaking for 4, a prize package experience worth $620 from The Springs Resort, our Storm Sponsor! Note: This contest is closed to any new guesses.

The Pagosa Weather Team will determine the amount of the total precipitation using an average from a number of CoCoRaHS observation sites in the Pagosa Springs area over the months of July, August, and September 2023.

The Pagosa Weather Team would like to express our sincere gratitude to Jesse, T, and the entire team at The Springs Resort for their support of Pagosa Weather!

A BIG thanks to the Springs Resort for sponsoring this soaking!

Cena Chivers Brossard 3.23

Emily Green-Martinez 3.52

Ken Daniell 3.95

Edie Brogan 4.24

Steven Beiser 4.29

Sandy Wallek Stewart 4.36

Suzanne Coe 4.44

Gina Leach 4.74

Jo Ann Senzig 5.27

Susan Dussell 5.76

Brenda Ransom Smith 5.89

Sherry Fenerty Kirkland 6.13

Monika Padilla 6.17

Matthew Ruthardt 6.25

Michelle Juneau 6.31 Dale Schmidt 6.44

Dave Stimson 6.52

Ryan Nelson 6.86

Chellie Panzera 6.87

Carla Fisk 6.89

Adolfo Valenzuela Echavarria 6.9

Cindi Galaxy Galabota 6.92

Steve Chesshir 7

Erin Tuatagaloa 7.11

Nestor Rivera 7.12

Roberta DeMarco 7.25

Aimee Rogacki 7.37

Laura Jones 7.37

Kenny Rogers 7.45

Rosie’s Pizzaria 7.62

Valerie Lucas 7.74

Kay Guerin Smith 7.75

David Hansen 7.77

Ellen Clark Schmidt 7.79

Renee Demianew 7.89

Randy Hayes 8.03

Cheri Harlow Green 8.1

Hazel Anderson 8.25

Stacey 8.25

Angelique Marie Lucas 8.47

Blair Jackson 8.6

Jackie Cox 8.78

Nikki Adams Taylor 8.78

Maria Depalma 8.8

Steve Hayer 8.84

Irene Hamburg Mueller 8.88

Lisa Glazener Duerr 8.88

Stefanie Cox 9.12

Amy Shepherd 9.17

Aimee Fredickson 9.23

Sandra Meyn Thoma 9.24

Joe Darr 9.25

Ron Bogs 9.28

Simmie E. Rose 9.5

Kristin McCollam 9.59

Mary Srokes 9.63

Cheri Axwell 9.83

Susan W. Zoerbe 9.92

Theresa Dougherty-Suchanek 10.15

Jim Oliver 10.2

Dee Hallye 10.25

Jason Cox 10.28

Phil Slusher 10.3

Jenny Lynn 10.35

Catherine LaCross 10.58

Wendy Burton 10.73

Craig Butler 10.86

Missy Losee 11

Karen Graham Kurio 11.06

Jan Powers 11.11

Penny Jo Nichols-Franklin 11.2

Trinity Joy Hoeben 11.33

Lynn Slusher 11.5

Carol Ekman 12.02

Colleen Young Salo 12.12

Gina Lynn 12.22

Carol Holleran 12.24

Musetta Wollenweber 12.4

Mike Carey 13.13

Ryan Mathis 13.2

PaTrisha Patten 13.4

Abey Crenshaw Nelson 13.55

Jeff Bohrer 14.02

Eileen Martin 14.75

Kristie Bixler 15.35

Kris Hoff May 16.3

Rachel Ingram 17

Carol A. Myerscough-Schilf 17.23

Staria Pribble 18.1

Donna Muir 21.33

Christy Taylor 21.34

Kortinii Kristine 22.2

Natalie Pintal 22.22

Jason Carr 26.04

Lady Amber Rhea Vaszuez-Schrage 33

Active Contest – First Inch of Snow winter 2023/2024

Forecast the first 1” inch of snow that falls and sticks to the ground. The person with the closest guess will win a $50 gift certificate to Terry’s Ace Hardware, one of our Snowman sponsors. Note: This contest is closed to any new guesses.

The Pagosa Weather Team will determine and verify the 1st inch of snow.  The two verification snowboards are northwest of Pagosa, one 6 miles northwest and the other 7 miles northwest. A winner will be declared when one of those two snowboards has an inch of snow.

Huge thanks to Grace and the rest of her team for their support and for sponsoring this contest.

Good Luck to everyone!

Ace Logo

9/15/2023 10:00:00 PM Mary Fransell

9/20/2023 8:00:00 AM Kitty Neal

9/30/2023 6:00:00 PM Rick Helter

10/1/2023 12:01:00 PM Martha Vitale Ball

10/4/2023 12:09:00 PM Molly Painter Ball

10/9/2023 9:00:00 AM Lucinda Morris Tagliareni

9:00:00 PM Scott McKenzie

10/12/2023 3:30:00 PM Barbara Remien

7:00:00 PM Linda Gunnels

10/13/2023 6:15:00 PM Tamille Bruce

10:00:00 PM Michelle Sweitzer

10/14/2023 10:00:00 AM David Hanson

10/15/2023 6:00:00 AM Gima Leach

10/17/2023 7:45:00 AM Elijah

10/18/2023 5:00:00 AM Terri D.

10/19/2023 8:00:00 AM Stephan Stewart

11:11:00 AM Matt Croak

11:00:00 PM Jackie Cox 10/20/2023

3:15:00 PM Sherrie Milligan

10/21/2023 1:45:00 PM Luckysranchandcattleco Soniat

6:00:00 PM Andrea Byra

10/22/2023 2:22:00 AM Gina Curtis

8:30:00 AM Jeff Whitten

10/23/2023 2:32:00 AM Paul Slusher

4:00:00 AM Andy Bryn

3:00:00 PM Jan Powers

11:39:00 PM Debbie Moore

10/24/2023 4:00:00 PM Denise

7:30:00 PM Laura (Robert)

10/25/2023 5:00:00 AM Austin Marchand

5:02:00 AM Michelle Jenau  

6:00:00 AM Kristie Bixler

10/26/2023 4:25:00 AM Josh Geiger

4:00:00 PM Starla Pribble

5:00:00 PM Patti Spindler

10/27/2023 3:33:00 AM Donna Muir

4:00:00 AM Anlaug

10:00:00 AM Holly S

4:18:00 PM Tonya  Perry Roberts

8:00:00 PM Donna McFarland

10/28/2023 6:00:00 AM Joan Scott

5:15:00 PM Linda Roselli Struckwish

11:35:00 PM Beatriz Ferguson

10/29/2023 3:39:00 PM Stacey

10/30/2023 7:30:00 AM Mike Green

10/31/2023 1:00:00 AM Kristi Jones LaBlanch

4:25:00 AM Bees Knees

8:00:00 AM Lisa Vail

1:45:00 PM Rick Moore

4:45:00 PM Aimee Fredrickson

11/1/2023 1:00:00 AM Debra Priest Wallen

6:45:00 AM Elizabeth Seider

4:00:00 PM Kay Geurin Smith

9:43:00 PM Ed Hensle

11/2/2023 2:13:00 AM Terri Lynn Grosh

7:00:00 PM Christopher Sert

11/3/2023 3:00:00 AM Kristen Derr

7:15:00 AM Tina 2:00:00 PM Kris Hoff May

11/4/2023 2:00:00 PM Debra Henderson Stanislaus

11/5/2023 5:00:00 AM Aaron Anderson

11/7/2023 7:00:00 AM Darin Dillon

11/8/2023 4:00:00 AM Holly Baldwin

7:00:00 AM David Hanson

7:08:00 AM Musetta Wollenweber

8:15:00 AM Jennifer Sharp

11/9/2023 5:00:00 AM Sandy Freeman

6:00:00 AM Suzanne Coe

11/10/2023 1:00:00 PM Terri Smith

11/11/2023 11:02:00 PM Katherine Yoklavich

11/12/2023 4:00:00 AM Shelly Raymond

11/13/2023 8:00:00 AM Pat Colby

5:45:00 PM Venita Durrer

7:00:00 PM Chellie Panzera

11/14/2023 5:00:00 AM Lisa Glazenor Doert

11/15/2023 3:42:00 AM Sandra Meyn Thoma

11/16/2023 6:15:00 AM Meg Wempe

11/17/2023 2:00:00 AM Lisa Claudia

4:00:00 PM Simmie E. Rose

4:00:00 PM Audrey Bliss

11/18/2023 1:00:00 PM Bob Ashmore

11/20/2023 12:00:00 AM Aimee Melendy

10:00:00 AM Roberta DeMarco

11/22/2023 2:00:00 PM Irene Hamburg Mueller

11/24/2023 4:00:00 PM Denise

11/27/2023 2:15:00 AM Brianna Webster

3:01:00 AM Mandy Satterwhite

11/30/2023 5:14:00 AM Laurie Smith

12/1/2023 8:00:00 AM Donna Marsh

8:00:00 PM Bethany Overby

12/3/2023 4:00:00 PM Susan Houseworth

7:00:00 PM Eric Fisk

12/16/2023 3:00:00 PM Lesann Hollenbeck Young

12/20/2023 2:00:00 AM Leah W.

3:45 no AM or PM Tim

12/24/2023 10:00:00 PM Michael and Linda Attwood

Pagosa Weather Blizzard Level Sponsor

Pagosa Weather Storm Sponsor

Picture of Arleen Pro

Arleen Pro

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!
Get Pagosa Weather Updates

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pagosa Weather Disclaimer and Release of Liability

This website makes no guarantees about nor bears any responsibility or liability concerning the accuracy or timeliness of the weather information published on this website. All weather information published on this website is for educational and weather enthusiast purposes only. We do not issue Storm Watches, Warnings or Advisories as that ability falls with the National Weather Service, who is the only institution allowed to issue such warnings by law. We are not in any way linked nor affiliated with the National Weather Service, although we do share information and relay weather watches/ warnings, etc. Use of the information on page is at your own risk/discretion, and we are not responsible for any personal/property damages, injury or death associated with weather forecasts, reports or other information as well as communication exchanged in private messages and/or person.

Terms of Use                  Privacy Policy


© 2024 Pagosa Weathe

Website Design by : Brandon