Saturday 1-6-2024. 9:25am update.
At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 30 degrees and the low this morning was 16 degrees. Winds gusted to 18mph yesterday and our humidity bottomed out at 67% yesterday afternoon.
Precipitation summary: Precipitation was light, with the biggest snow totals only around a half an inch.
Pagosa Springs historical data for January 6th.
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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.
Current Watches, Advisories and Warnings for our area:
Wolf Creek Pass:
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pueblo CO 405 AM MST Sat Jan 6 2024 Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet- 405 AM MST Sat Jan 6 2024 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM MST MONDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 19 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph. * WHERE…Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet. * WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 8 AM MST Monday. * IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Grand Junction CO 327 AM MST Sat Jan 6 2024 Animas River Basin-San Juan River Basin- Including the cities of Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, and Pagosa Springs 327 AM MST Sat Jan 6 2024 …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM MST MONDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. * WHERE…Animas River Basin and San Juan River Basin. * WHEN…From 11 PM this evening to 8 AM MST Monday.
If the low clouds ever break this morning, we should see partly cloudy skies ahead of a trough that is approaching our area from the Pacific NW. As this trough approaches, lots of moisture will be drawn in from the SW, giving us a good chance for snow from after sunset through Monday morning. This next system is stronger than the last one and we should see some very decent snow totals by Monday morning. Forecast snow totals are 8-12 inches in the valley and 12-20 inches for the mountains.
Look for cold temperatures for the next week with lows mainly in the single digits and highs struggling to reach freezing. Our next storm will move through later next week, with chances for snow beginning as early as Wednesday afternoon. Thursday looks like another snowy day…Shawn takes over tomorrow and will have a better handle on next week’s snow potential.
The rest of today: Becoming partly cloudy around midday with highs in the mid to upper 20’s. Winds SW 5-10mph with gusts to 15mph. Becoming mostly cloudy in the late afternoon with a chance for snow showers after sunset.
Sunday: Cloudy with lows in single digits and teens and highs in the low to mid 20’s. Snow shower rates start increasing around midnight and continue all day and into the evening…snow could be heavy at times with some blowing snow during the day. Winds SW 10-15mph with gusts to 25mph.
Total snow from Storm #2: 8-12 inches in the valley and 12-20 inches for the mountains.
Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, becoming partly clouding in the afternoon with a few snow showers, mainly in the morning. Lows in single digits and teens and highs in the mid to upper 20’s. Winds SW 10-15mph with gusts to 20mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with lows -5 to single digits and highs in the mid to upper 20’s. Winds SW 5-10mph with gusts to 15mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with lows in the single digits and highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. A few snow showers during the day. Winds SW 5-10mph with gusts to 15mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with lows in the single digits and highs in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. Snow showers during the day. Winds SW 5-10mph with gusts to 15mph. 3-5 inches of snow in the valley and 5-10 inches for the mountains.
Check out my Pagosa Peak Cam (myearthcam.com) for watching hikers, bikers and of course, the weather.