Clearing and warming are on the horizon for Northern Arizona. The next two mornings will be in the teens, but we will be back to the 50s for highs by the weekend. A few showers may linger around the area today. Currently, there are no storms in the forecasts for the next week.
The storm totals are here. This was a whopper storm for the region. The Flagstaff Airport received over 4 inches of water. Yesterday was a record at 1.71 inches.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
700 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015
...SNOW AND RAIN REPORTS ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN AZ...
A MULTI-DAY EVENT BROUGHT SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ARIZONA.
THE SNOWFALL TOTALS BELOW ARE FROM MONDAY ONLY. THE
LIQUID EQUIVALENT ACCUMULATIONS ARE FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION
OF THE EVENT...LASTING FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
***************STORM TOTAL LIQUID EQUIVALENT****************
LOCATION STORM TOTAL TIME/DATE COMMENTS
WINDOW ROCK 0.82 622 PM 3/02
FLAGSTAFF AIRPORT 4.09 600 PM 3/02
KACHINA VILLAGE 3.49 645 PM 3/02
HAPPY JACK 3.14 630 PM 3/02
BLUE RIDGE 2.74 630 PM 3/02
MORMON LAKE 2.32 625 PM 3/02
GUNSIGHT (RAWS) 1.89 609 PM 3/02
FRAZIERS WELL 1.66 611 PM 3/02
TUSAYAN 1.53 610 PM 3/02
GRAND CANYON AIRPORT 1.45 600 PM 3/02
PARIA POINT (RAWS) 1.41 607 PM 3/02
PAGE AIRPORT 1.22 608 PM 3/02
WUPATKI RAWS 1.11 625 PM 3/02
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