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It’s now time for a special northern Arizona StoryCorps.

Fifty years ago this week, the biggest blizzard in recorded state history buried the Navajo Nation beneath seven feet of snow, trapping an estimated 60,000 people in freezing temperatures for more than a week. Across the region, 51 people died in the whiteout even as helicopters dropped supplies for those left in the snow. During the storm, Lillie Begaye was stranded on her family’s remote sheep farm, 25 miles from the nearest road. She came to StoryCorps with her 13-year-old grandson to remember that time.


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The calendar has flipped over to December, but Phoenix still is experiencing record heat.

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Operators of the Arizona Snowbowl ski area says they'll open the slopes on Tuesday after a couple of delays caused by warm weather.

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It’s time for another Weather Musing with KNAU meteorologist Lee Born where he answers listener questions. And today’s is rather poetic. The question comes from Ed Peacock of Flagstaff who wants to know if his observations reading water on the Colorado River also apply to wind speed. 


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 When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew.

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