This storm was a bust! Look for mostly fair skies with highs in the 40’s and even some 50’s by early next week!

Lightning!

My favorite weather photo while working with Pagosa Weather over the past four years. This image and others of mine can be found and purchased at Two Old Crows Gallery! © 2020-Mark Langford

Friday 1-26-2024. 9:40am update.

A change in the weather!

It’s been a fun-filled four years since I joined Shawn and Arleen when they took over this Facebook page from Todd Cook in 2019. This remarkable page has grown into what it is today, thanks to your support, our conviction and lots of hard work. As the new year is unfolding, I’ve made a few changes in my life: one of them is retiring from this page. As much as I enjoy being a part of this weather community, the time it takes to prepare daily posts can be a challenge, especially when combined with hosting my long-established South-Central Texas Weather page, meeting family commitments, pursuing my life-long passion for photography, planning for more travel, and even writing some fiction. Shawn and Arleen hosted this page before I came onboard in 2019, and I’m certain they will maintain our high standards as the years go by. Beyond the daily posts, their pursuit of public outreach programs and educating our citizens on weather topics is admirable. While working with them, my weather forecasting skills have greatly improved, and I cannot thank them enough! Meanwhile, if you would like to stay in touch with me, or if you have second homes or family in Texas, please feel free to follow my South-Central Texas Weather page. And, if we ever meet up at City Market or Walmart, please be sure to ask me about our weather-I will never stop caring and keeping up with it!

Thanks again for your support and interest in this page.

Mark Langford

The past…

At Stevens Field the high yesterday was 36 degrees and the low this morning was probably in the teens, but since their sensor stopped working at around 2am, we will never know! Winds gusted to 6mph yesterday and our humidity bottomed out at 68% yesterday afternoon.

Precipitation summary: This storm decided to track further south than originally forecast, leaving us with very little snow. Fortunately, Wolf Creek Ski area reported 7 inches of new snow!

Snow 5
24hr COCORAHS snow reports ranged from a trace to 0.70 inches.
Liquid 2
24hr COCORAHS liquid totals ranged from a trace to 0.09 of an inch.

Pagosa Springs historical data for January 26th.

Average HighRecord High / YearAverage LowRecord Low / Year
3952/ 19704-25/ 1917
Fritz the snowman talks about the chance of snow in early February and Mark Langford leaving Pagosa Weather!

Forecast discussion…

The trough made a bad decision and decided to track further south into New Mexico than forecast, leaving us with pretty wimpy snow totals! Fortunately, Wolf Creek Ski area received more snow than was forecast, coming in at 7 inches. A mild and dry early part of the week is ahead of us, but signs continue to look good for some decent snow by the end of next week as we move into February. Below are some long-range model runs for early February…remember to take these runs with a grain of salt this far out!

Shawn takes over on Sunday!

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The latest 6-10 day forecast has us in the “likely above” odds for above normal precipitation!
Euro 3 1
The long-range Euro Ensemble is predicting snow chances to start next Thursday through the 10th. During that period, we could see 20-30 inches of snow.
GFS 5
The long-range GFS Ensemble is predicting snow chances to start next Thursday through the 10th. During that period, we could see 24 inches of snow.
Canadian
The long-range Canadian Ensemble is predicting snow chances to start next Thursday through the 10th. During that period, we could see 24 inches of snow.

5-Day Forecast…

The rest of today:  Partly cloudy with a tiny chance for light snow showers and snow/rain mix during the day. Highs in the mid to upper 30’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with lows in the teens and 20’s and highs in the upper 30’s to low 40’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Sunday-Monday: Mostly sunny with lows in the teens and 20’s and highs in the 40’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

Tuesday-Wednesday: Partly cloudy with lows in the teens and 20’s and highs in the upper 40’s to low 50’s. Winds SW 5-10mph.

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7 Responses

  1. I have enjoyed your photographs and weather forecasts! I appreciate the local weather experts at Pagosa Weather every morning. Enjoy your next chapter!!

  2. I’ll miss your photographs on Pagosa Weather Mark, but hope to bump into you at City Market some day. Best wishes! Thanks for recently giving me a tip on printing.

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