Where to begin today? I will probably make a couple posts today.
The Main Event is still on track for tomorrow. The biggest worry seems to be around the possibility of some rain in the middle of the heavy snow.
First, earlier this week, I asked the Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center if they could provide a comment on avalanche concerns after such a heavy snow this week. They have some great education materials on their site. They put me in touch with the Search and Rescue Unit at the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. Here is a link to their statement about avalanche hazards that they released on Tuesday:
If you go into the back country, or if you are just curious, take look.
3-4 Inches of water is on tap for Flagstaff for Thursday and Friday. How is comes is tricky. A band of warm air is going to try to move through on Thursday afternoon-evening. Still, I think we are looking at 3-4 feet of snow for Friday. More on this tonight and tomorrow morning.
Hopefully, the weekend will allow for a good dig-out. I’ve got my snow rake ready to go for my roof. Again, please let me know about your snow reports.