If you look back to my post from yesterday, it did not include waking up to over an inch of snow. So, the storm got a bit of an earlier start. The middle of the day will probably bring us heavy snow. It’s too early to tell how long it will last.
The earlier start should make it easier to hit the deeper snowfall forecasts. The storm formed over the San Diego and Los Angeles area yesterday night. I think this allowed it to draw moisture up from the south sooner than I expected, and sooner than many of the computer model runs allowed. Even yesterday afternoon, the computer models showed the storm forming more to the east, with less precipitation for Flagstaff
The National Weather Service has increased their snowfall forecast(below) in their Winter Storm Warning to 9-15 inches. Wunderground has increased their forecast to 8-12 inches. AccuWeather is forecasting about 9-10 inches. We are in for a big storm. This morning’s radar shows a large band of moisture moving our way.
* SNOWFALL FORECAST FROM 4 AM MST TODAY UNTIL 5 PM MST THURSDAY... CAMP VERDE 1 TO 2 INCHES CHINO VALLEY 4 TO 8 INCHES CONGRESS 1 TO 2 INCHES COTTONWOOD 1 TO 3 INCHES DILKON 4 TO 6 INCHES DONEY PARK 8 TO 12 INCHES FLAGSTAFF 9 TO 15 INCHES FOREST LAKES 13 TO 19 INCHES HEBER-OVERGAARD 6 TO 10 INCHES HOLBROOK 2 TO 4 INCHES KYKOTSMOVI 4 TO 8 INCHES PAULDEN 4 TO 8 INCHES PAYSON 5 TO 9 INCHES PINE-STRAWBERRY 8 TO 12 INCHES PRESCOTT VALLEY 4 TO 8 INCHES PRESCOTT 6 TO 10 INCHES SEDONA 4 TO 6 INCHES SELIGMAN 8 TO 12 INCHES SHONTO 10 TO 16 INCHES SNOWFLAKE-TAYLR 2 TO 4 INCHES TUBA CITY 4 TO 7 INCHES WILLIAMS 10 TO 16 INCHES WINSLOW 1 TO 3 INCHES