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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The NWS service in Flagstaff has put together a presentation regarding El Niño and it's potential impacts on Arizona. Odds favor a wet Fall and Winter for Arizona.  All six previous strong El Niño winters have been in the wettest third in historical records. 

The action is about to commence as the first strong winter type storm is due in the first week of November. Stay tuned!

      The 2015 Monsoon season was widely variable across the State. Notice on the Percent of Rainfall map, the white areas received average rainfall, the green areas across the Mogollon Rim and White Mountains received above average rain, and much of western AZ and the southern desert locations, below average rainfall.  While not nearly the very wet seasons of the past couple summers, plenty of healthy rain was received.

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released it's monthly discussion on the most recent status of the building El Niño. What makes this news is that this is officially now a "strong event."

Northern AZ Radar

Jul 1, 2014