Until recently, Pagosa Springs has been unable to obtain accurate weather data for impending weather conditions. Given the town’s distance from any National Weather Service offices and its tricky mountainous location and microclimates, tracking weather has been a frustrating matter for residents, businesses, and visitors. However, thanks to a dynamic collaboration between The Springs Resort and Pagosa Weather, this is no longer the case.
“Weather is uniting in this town,” says Jess Hensle, The Springs Resort Marketing Director. It is true. There is something unique about how people come together while chatting about our 300-plus days of sunshine and the four breathtaking seasons in Pagosa Springs. The winter snow accumulation, the spring melt-off, the warm summer day, or the cooler fall temps. Pagosa Weather’s presence adds significant value to our mountain town. Whether you are heading out the door for your daily commute, planning your weekend fun, or preparing the perfect hot spring getaway to stay and soak at The Springs Resort.
When Pagosa Weather, a local non-profit organization that provides weather forecasting in Archuleta County and the nearby mountains, expressed the need to upgrade its equipment, it made sense for The Springs Resort to partner with the organization. Especially when the nearest National Weather Service office is in Grand Junctions, 150 miles away, and the two other closest are in Pueblo and Albuquerque, each over 200 miles away. Those offices mainly focus on higher population areas, often offering minimal weather information for the Pagosa Springs area.