Rest of February looks wetter than on Friday

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Feb 122017
 

ShareThe computer GFS computer model has been changing the precipitation outlook for the rest of the month quite a bit between runs. On Friday, the rest of the month, through Sunday evening, February 26, looked fairly wet. This image is reposted below.Flagstaff was in the 1.5 to 2 inch range. This Sunday morning, everything looks […]

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After a dry start, will Flagstaff hit average precipitation for February

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Feb 112017
 

ShareBut first, what is average? In the grand view, we have limited data. The National Weather Service maintains a record going back to 1898. Between 1898 and 1950, the weather station site moved 4 times. This complicates the precipitation record because of the effects terrain can play on precipitation amounts. Precipitation has been measured at […]

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Two wet weekends ahead

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Feb 082017
 

ShareThe pattern for the rest of February is looking similar to the holidays. Very unstable and hard to predict, but with a few chances for significant rain and snow. The first serious round is shaping up for this weekend. The timing, length and intensity keep shifting. This is due to a cut-off low forming after […]

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Wet end to February?

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Feb 052017
 

ShareWith nearly 9 inches of precipitation between December and January, Things have been mostly dry since January 25. Next week, there is an occasional chance for flurries or light rain. It has been quite a change as the main storm track has been to the north. The current longer range outlooks for the second half […]

 Posted by at 10:47 am

Is snow season over?

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Jan 252017
 

ShareWith 43 inches of snow and 4.5 inches of water for the month to date, the next two weeks are looking remarkably dry. The question is how long will the dry trend last? The latest 8-14 day outlook from the Climate Prediction Center sums it up. Flagstaff ends up on the thin border between above […]

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Friday was a record, will it show up in the record books? And, where will the next 12-18 inches of snow go.

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Jan 212017
 

ShareUPDATED (9:52AM, January 22): Winter Storm Warning in effect. See below Answers: I don’t know. And, on the ground, of course. The National Weather Service provides two great products for looking at Flagstaffs weather. The Daily Climate Report and the Preliminary Monthly Climate Data Report. Yesterday, both reports were showing MM, or missing data for […]

 Posted by at 11:49 pm

Triple Header – Winter Storm Warning

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Jan 182017
 

ShareThree waves of winter storms will move across the Northland between Thursday and Monday night. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect and included at the bottom of this post. The first two waves my not be distinguishable from each other. Once the snow starts falling during the day on Thursday, it may not stop […]

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It’s gonna get deep!

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Jan 162017
 

ShareA significant snow event, or two, is on the way. Month to date, Flagstaff has received more than double the average snowfall. The snowy winter of 2016-2017 will continue until everyone needs new skis for next year. The timing for this next storm is pretty clear. Snow will start Thursday and continue through Sunday. As […]

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6-12 inches for Snowbowl. Flagstaff gets mostly rain? Next weekend?

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Jan 142017
 

Share6-12 inches for Snowbowl, Flagstaff gets mostly rain. Next weekend? Checking the point forecast for Snowbowl at the National Weather Service, it will get 6-12 inches of new snow between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Flagstaff will remain mostly warm. Snow levels will be around 7000-7500 feet. So, being careful is important. A slight move […]

 Posted by at 1:20 am

Chance for heavy snow on Saturday night.

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Jan 122017
 

ShareThe next few days will bring precipitation now and then to the area, while temperatures remain warm. But, this current version of the 24 hour snowfall computer model shows that heavy snow could fall on Saturday night. Notice the small area of pink, white and green on the image below. Some locations, particularly at higher […]

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