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Falling snow

Friday 11-24-2023. 8:20am update.

The past…

At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 47 degrees and the low this morning was 32 degrees. Winds gusted to 23mph yesterday and our humidity bottomed out at 33% yesterday afternoon.

Precipitation summary: This storm is just getting going, but so far Wolf Creek reports 2 inches of snow this morning and I found a tenth of an inch of snow at our place about a mile north of Hatcher Lake.

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COCORAHS 24-hr snowfall reports.

Pagosa Springs historical data for November 24th.

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
4861/ 194313-7/ 1979

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.

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7:30am image of Wolf Creek Pass.

Current Weather Watches, warnings and advisories!

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Winter Weather Advisories for areas in blue and Warnings in pink.

Pagosa Springs:

San Juan River Basin- Including the city of Pagosa Springs 156 AM MST Fri Nov 24 2023 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts up to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…San Juan River Basin. * WHEN…From 10 AM this morning to 11 AM MST Saturday.

Wolf Creek Pass:

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST SATURDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet. * WHEN…Until 11 AM MST Saturday. * IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commute.

Forecast discussion…

An upper-level low pressure is currently over Salt Lake City this morning. It will move SE today, eventually moving east over Colorado on Saturday. This is what will boost our snow chances today through Saturday morning. Snow will increase during the day, but with temperatures staying in the 30’s accumulation will not be as high during the day as it will be tonight after sunset and temps drop below freezing. A cold front will move through tonight, keeping our highs only in the 30’s and lows by Sunday in the single digits!

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An upper-level low pressure is currently over Salt Lake City this morning. It will move SE today, eventually moving east over Colorado on Saturday. This is what will boost our snow chances today through Saturday morning. Areas in white tones represent moisture in the mid-levels of the atmosphere.
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The latest NWS model is forecasting 9 inches of snow from today through Saturday morning.

5-Day Forecast…

The rest of today: Mostly cloudy with a good chance for snow, heavy at times. Lows in the upper teens to low 20’s and highs in the low to mid 30’s. 4-6 inches of snow for the valley and 6-10 inches for the mountains. Winds SW 10-15mph, with gusts to 25mph.

Tonight-Saturday morning: A good chance for snow, heavy at times. 4-8 inches for the valley and 9-13 inches for the mountains.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for snow showers, mainly in the morning. Lows in the upper teens to low 20’s and highs in the low to mid 30’s. 1/2-1 inches of snow for the valley and 1-2 inches for the mountains. Winds SW 5-10mph, with gusts to 15mph.

Snow totals from Thursday night-Saturday: 8-14 inches for the valley and 17-27 inches for the mountains.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with lows in the single digits to low teens and highs in the low to mid 30’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny with lows in the single digits to low teens and highs in the upper 30’s to low 40’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny with lows in the single digits to low teens and highs in the upper 30’s to low 40’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with lows in the low to mid-teens and highs in the low to mid 40’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.

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