Your Pagosa Weather Team, Mark, Arleen & Shawn with our favorite fan, Elijah at the Mountain Chili Cha Cha!
Big Thank You Waves to Individual Donors & Our Sponsors; News on Community Outreach; Calendar of events, CoCoRaHS and Contest Updates…
Personal Donations Newsletter Updates
Special waves of thanks to our wonderful donors in September: Jean Eilek and Lana & Toby Summers! Thank you!!!
We sold 35 hats at the Mountain Chili Cha Cha! A portion of each of those purchases goes towards covering our costs. More importantly, each of those folks are helping promote Pagosa Weather and the free services we offer when they wear their Pagosa Weather hat.
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!
We welcome back to San Juan Sled dogs as our winter sponsor! Huge thanks to Morgan, Christina, Peter, and Chris for their support.
And huge thanks to Pagosa Mountain Sports who renewed for another six months. Thank you, Amanda, Coquette, Janine, and Jake and the entire team at Pagosa Mountain Sports for your support.
Click on the sponsor’s logo to follow to their website.
Blizzard Level Sponsor
Snowman Level Sponsors
Snowball Level Sponsors
Pagosa Springs ColorFest
It was an amazing weekend that started with the Passport to Pagosa Wine and Food Festival Friday night. Then Saturday morning, the Aspen House and Aspen Services organized the very popular 5K Color Run/Walk that started in fog this year but finished under blue skies.
Early each morning Pagosa Weather’s Shawn and Arleen joined Austin Marchland of Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures to brief the balloon pilots on the morning’s weather. Winds are so critical to a successful mass ascension. Then, the skies filled with color as 32 balloons rose up! They were downtown on Saturday morning and then uptown on Sunday morning. In addition, there was balloon glow Friday and Saturday night!
Mountain Chili Cha Cha
The 17th Annual Mountain Chile Cha Cha was Saturday, September 23rd, at the Town Park. The highlight is the Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic cook-off. In addition, there were early morning trail runs, a margarita contest, a beer garden, a kid’s corner, and a number of food trucks.
The Pagosa Weather Team also had a booth. It was so wonderful to meet so many of our followers and answer a lot of great questions. We also met a lot of folks who were not familiar with Pagosa Weather and were excited to hear about our free service! We sold 35 of our Pagosa Weather hats. We still have a few left and will have them for sale at our winter weather talks this fall.
Our favorite weather fan, Elijah, visited us as well. Elijah is a Pagosa Springs entrepreneur – the creator of Penguin Pups – tasty and healthy dog treats “everything you need to keep their tales wagging”. And this creative and generous young man donates earnings to get nutritious food to children in need! He’s such an inspiration!
Pagosa Weather Calendar Updates
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
October 21st, Saturday, 10:30am: Daughters of the American Revolution; Community Methodist Church
November 9th, Thursday, 6:30pm: Winter Outlook talk, County Extension building at the fairgrounds. Open to the Public
November 14th, Tuesday: CoCoRaHS training. If you are a CoCoRaHS observer and did not receive an email, please contact us. If you would like to be a CoCoRaHS observer and live in Arboles, Dulce, west on Highway 160, Pagosa Junction, or the upper Blanco, please contact us and we’ll get you set up.
Early December: Festival of Trees; Pagosa Weather tree adorned with snowmen and snowflakes.
May 23, 2024, Thursday, 6pm: Monsoon ’24 Outlook, Ruby Sisson Library.
Send an email to pagosaweather.org 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: https://www.cocorahs.org/application.aspx. Or send us a note and we can send you more detailed information.
Perhaps, our November Newsletter will show fewer red circles!
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.
Follow link to see Shawn’s Pagosa Weather SEPTEMBER SUMMARY & October Outlook
Follow link to see Arleen’s Pagosa Weather’s Winter Outlook 2023/2024
Contest Newsletter Updates
Special Thanks to our sponsor businesses that have stepped forward to sponsor our weather contests. They are a lot of fun!
|2 Feet of SNOW||Oct 15, 2023||Alley House|
|’23-’24 Wolf Creek Snow||Nov 21, 2023||Ski & Bow Rack|
Past Contest – 2023 Monsoon Rainfall
Forecast the amount of rain that Pagosa Springs will receive during the three months of monsoon season from July through September. Sadly, we only had 2.68″ this monsoon season.
Cena Chivers Brossard had the closest guess and won a Relaxing Day of VIP Soaking for 4, a prize package experience worth $620 from The Springs Resort, our Storm Sponsor! Congrats to Cena!
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!
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!
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