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.

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Extreme Heat Wave

Jun 19, 2017

An extreme heat wave will impact Arizona, as well as much of the West through the week. What makes this unusual compared to our typical summer heat is the extended period of days it will last and temperatures will approach all-time record numbers for many locations. 

The NWS has issued Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories for the entire region. Heat of this magnitude can pose dangers of heat related illness. Please remember to drink plenty of water and try and keep yourself, family members and pets cool. 

The latest storms that delivered  37 inches of snow in Flagstaff over seven days is the 10th snowiest storm cycle in Flagstaff dating back to 1899. It was also the largest snow storm in seven years. The National Weather Service records "excessive storms," which are defined by a period of time when measurable snowfall occurs on consecutive days, leading to 25 inches or greater accumulation by the time the snowfall ends.

A series of strong and cold Pacific storms will take aim at Arizona over coming days. The first in the series will quickly enter Thursday spreading rain and snow across the region. Snow will accumulate with the first storm down to 5500', especially Thursday night into early Friday. The second storm is due Friday evening into early Saturday. This storm will be colder and wetter with more snow piling up down to 5000' or even lower. A lull in storms is expected Saturday evening through Sunday before the final storm enters early Monday.