Latest storm data….

Information credit and original webpage:  NWS Flagstaff

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
1245 PM MST THU JAN 7 2016

HERE ARE THE LATEST SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM OVERNIGHT INTO THIS MORNING.

********************NOON STORM TOTAL REPORTS********************

LOCATION                           AMOUNT                      TIME/DATE
WILLIAMS                              12.0 IN                      1230 PM 01/07
3 NNW PARKS                         9.0 IN                     0954 AM 01/07
FLAGSTAFF AIRPORT           8.9 IN                       100 AM 01/07
TONTO VILLAGE                     8.5 IN                       550 AM 01/07
1 ENE FOREST LAKES            8.0 IN                    0918 AM 01/07
3 WNW PRESCOTT                  7.0 IN                    1006 AM 01/07
3 WSW PRESCOTT                   7.0 IN                    1006 AM 01/07
PINE                                             7.0 IN                     1240 PM 01/07
MOUNTAINAIRE                      6.5 IN                    0554 AM 01/07
JACOB LAKE                              6.0 IN                    1006 AM 01/07
4 NNW DONEY PARK              6.0 IN                   0833 AM 01/07
GRAND CANYON VILLAGE    5.0 IN                   0710 AM 01/07
PINETOP-LAKESIDE                4.2 IN                   0759 AM 01/07
DONEY PARK                              3.4 IN                   0632 AM 01/07

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARITY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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NWS FLAGSTAFF AZ
IRIS SYSTEM

Storm photos….

Below are a few photos of our current winter snow storm (taken early this morning).
Photo Credits:  Chief R. Trotter

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Rural Residential area

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Rural side roads may be hazardous due to ice and snow.  Use caution on these side roads as they may not be plowed, especially those privately maintained.

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Above two are Hwy 64 near and traveling south from the 76 Station.  Although plowed, there may be ice present along with possible new snow as this storm system moves through the area.

Also be aware of the possible changing conditions on I-40 and within the city limits of Williams.

Slow down.  Use great care on the roadways.  Delay travel plans, if possible, until this storm is completely clear of our area.

Poor road conditions in area…

Due to the ongoing winter storm in our area, road conditions can include ice, snow, wind, and limited visibility to include white out situations.  We urge you to avoid travel if at all possible, and if you must be out on the roadways, use extreme caution and allow plenty of extra time.  Have your emergency winter items in your vehicle, including a shovel in the event you become stuck in the snow, protective winter clothing and boots, etc.

Although the highways may be open, travel on them could be limited under the current conditions.  Some reports include slow and near-stopped traffic of some areas of I-40 and I-17.  Be prepared for quickly changing conditions and SLOW DOWN, especially on our mountain roadways.

For current road conditions refer to az511.gov website or call their information phone at 1-888-411-7623.

Storm timing…..

Image credit:  http://www.weather.gov/flagstaff and http://www.facebook.com/NWSFlagstaff

NWS Flagstaff 1-6-2016b

Next storm due tonight….

Image and information credit:  http://www.weather.gov/flagstaff

NWS Flagstaff 1-6-2016

“A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for much of northern Arizona above 5000 feet in elevation. The storm system currently approaching the area is expected to be much colder than the first two. The primary period of snowfall is expected to be from tonight through late Thursday evening, with some snowfall continuing into Friday.”

“Those living in the 4000-5000 foot range (Prescott area, Winslow, Sedona, Payson, etc.) should be aware that a small change in snow levels could mean a large change in snowfall amounts. Please follow forecasts atweather.gov/flagstaff for updated information.”

Please note the predicted snowfall totals for your area from this latest storm.