Lee Born

Staff Meteorologist

Lee’s career in weather began while he was in the Navy, working as a weather observer aboard a U.S. Naval ship. He has a B.S. in Meteorology from San Jose State University. Over the years Lee has worked in a broad range of weather fields including climatology, aviation meteorology and, most recently, as a broadcast meteorologist. From 2001-2008, Lee was Chief Meteorologist at KNAZ, Flagstaff’s NBC affiliate, and he worked as a reporter and weather anchor for KPNX, in Phoenix. Lee has also made several appearances on The Weather Channel during some of Flagstaff’s biggest snowstorms. He collaborated with KNAU for many years before coming on in 2013 as the station’s in-house meteorologist. Lee is also Chief Meteorologist and student advisor for NAZ Today, Northern Arizona University’s TV news station.


6:55 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Flagstaff Five Day Forecast










1:36 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

2014 Warmest on Record in Several Western States





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11:37 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Where's El Nino?

There has been some hope for a wetter than average winter due to the potential of El Nino establishing itself in the Pacific Ocean. Well, it still has not happened and the West has been under the influence of strong Pacific high pressure since 2015 began. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center tracks ENSO ( El Nino Southern Oscillation) and discusses it's progress in a monthly technical discussion. It was released on January 8th and you just have to look out the window to conclude that it hasn't come to fruition. The warm water is there but the atmospheric pattern has not latched on.

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7:35 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

2014, A Climatologically Bad Year

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has compiled 2014 weather statistics for much of northern Arizona and the numbers aren't very good. Flagstaff recorded it 3rd warmest year since 1898 while Prescott recorded it's 1st warmest since 1948. It was also the 1st warmest year recorded for Winslow and 2nd warmest in Page. Flagstaff ended up with 20.67" of precipitation which is 95% of the yearly average. This is largely due to a wet monsoon.

12:45 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Consensus: 97% of Climate Scientists Agree

Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources.

10:57 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Monsoon 2014 Rainfall Totals