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When a warm storm front moves over a snow-capped mountain range, floods often follow. These events aren’t common on the Colorado Plateau, where winter precipitation usually falls as snow. But scientists say that’s going to change as the world continues to heat up. 


Melissa Sevigny

A new paper published today in Science shows a rising risk of water shortages in the Colorado River Basin. Scientists say diminishing snowpack from climate change plays a critical role—not just because snow supplies the river with water, but because it acts as a protective shield against evaporation. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with lead author Chris Milly of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Melissa Sevigny: Your study was about what’s going to happen to the Colorado River as the world continues to get warmer. What did you find out?

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Flagstaff Police say a pair of unrelated deaths appear to have been caused by exposure to the cold.

Grand Canyon South Rim Chamber and Visitors Bureau

The town of Tusayan has declared a state of emergency due to recent storms.

ADOT

**Update, 3:12pm**

State Route 260 from Star Valley to Heber is no longer on ADOT's list of closed highways.

 

 

Northern Arizona’s two main interstate highways are again clear for travel.

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