Soaking Storms Moving Into Arizona And Could Drop Snow At Higher Elevations

Nov 19, 2019

Flash flood watches have been issued for much of Arizona as soaking rain showers and thunderstorms move in from the south this morning while higher elevations in the north, east and south may receive snow starting Tuesday night.

A national weather agency has announced plans to lower its radar system elevation to better track weather in the Four Corners region, including Arizona.

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As the Museum Fire continues to burn on nearly 2,000 acres in Flagstaff, officials are closely monitoring smoke impacts to local communities. With a drying trend in the forecast for the weekend those effects could intensify.


A late winter storm dropped snow on parts of Arizona's high country Wednesday, slowing traffic and delaying school openings in Flagstaff.

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Rain and snow are expected to hit northern Arizona through Wednesday.

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Climatologists said Wednesday that conditions are right for an El Nino weather pattern to develop that could bring wetter-than-normal conditions this winter in drought-stricken areas of the southwestern U.S.

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A 15-mile stretch of a northern Arizona highway is closed because of damage from heavy rains and officials say the closure likely will last a while and result in a lengthy detour.

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Doppler radar is a crucial tool for spotting severe weather, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. When a thunderstorm is far away, the radar can typically only see the upper portions of it.  

Hazardous weather conditions are expected across much of Arizona on Thursday.


Hazardous driving conditions are reported on highways in northern Arizona due snowfall from a storm that has caused public schools in Flagstaff to close Wednesday.