A weak area of low pressure will move into AZ on Thursday. Expect increasing clouds with scattered light rain and snow showers developing by afternoon and continuing overnight, for the Mogollon Rim, White Mts, and Northeastern Plateaus. Snow levels are forecast at 6000’ with 1-2” of snow by Friday morning. Sunny skies and near normal temperatures are forecast for the weekend.
Lee Born, KNAU Meteorologist joins Janice Baker in the studio to talk a little bit about some of the weather conditions we’ve been experiencing, and to do a season wrap-up on summer and Monsoon season.
LB: Good Morning, Janice. Lovely outside.
JB: Indeed it is. So how is the end of the season looking for us, as far as monsoons?
Monsoon is winding down and I will recap a few rain statistics for Flagstaff here. A very wet summer indeed, although we sat on pins and needles waiting for the rain, following a very dry Spring, with only 0.03" of rain in June. The monsoon got kicking the first week of July and it was pouring by 7/5. Not sure if July was the record or .01" shy as there is some discrepancy in the records, looks like 7.57", just shy of 7.58" record in 1919. The July avg. precipitation is 2.40". August was wet as well and so was September. Here's how summer precipitation shapes up thus far.