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Brady Smith/Coconino National Forest/Flickr

The Kaibab, Coconino and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests will lift all fire restrictions Friday at 6 a.m.

It’s Thursday, June 17. Forecasters reported record-high temperatures in seven northern Arizona communities on Wednesday.

Yesterday’s high of 92° in Flagstaff tied with a record high of 92° in 1940. Winslow hit a high of 107°, breaking a 1940 record of 102 degrees. And the Tuzigoot National Monument near Clarkdale reached a high of 116°, surpassing the previous record high of 108° in 2017.



KNAU's Morning Rundown: Monday, June 14

Jun 14, 2021
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

It’s Monday, June 14. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect this week until Friday for lower elevation regions in northern Arizona — including Page, Winslow, Prescott, and parts of the Grand Canyon. 


New NAU President Starts Term 

Dr. José Luis Cruz begins his term today as Northern Arizona University’s 17th President.  He transitioned into the role after serving as Vice Chancellor and Provost at the City University of New York. 


KNAU's Morning Rundown: Tuesday, June 8

Jun 8, 2021
U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

It’s Tuesday, June 8.  A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for northern Mohave County, according to the National Weather Service. Regional winds are expected to pick up Thursday with gusts reaching up to 40 mph; forecasters say the dry conditions can lead to a heightened risk of wildfire.

Slate Fire Grows, Prompts Highway Closure