July and August are the wettest. They are followed by December and March. This is based on the average precipitation values at the Flagstaff Airport since 1950. The average precipitation for March is just barely over 2 inches. But wait! It’s been sunny and warm all month.
Way back when, it was sunny and warm through all of March after a pretty long wet winter. On March 31, it started to snow. It kept snowing for 5 days. 5 days. The city pretty much shutdown.
Will we have a repeat this year? I mentioned last week a chance for storm around March 23-24. Now it looks more like a pattern change. The end of the month will be colder and wetter. But, will it hit the average after a dry start?
Maybe. Around March 21-22, the first round of moisture will arrive. By the end of the month, one or two more storms should blow through Flagstaff. Below is the projected total precipitation through the end of the month. It’s right on the edge of 2 inches. Go figure!