Christmas Eve Winter Storm

Dec 22, 2016


A potent winter storm will move into Arizona on Saturday. Rain and snow will move into western AZ during the morning hours and spread across entire State during the afternoon. Snow will fall down to valley floors Saturday night. In addition very windy conditions will cause blizzard like conditions at times. 

Dry and mild weather is forecast for Arizona this Thanksgiving Day into Saturday. Sunday a strong, winter type storm will begin to bear down on the region with much colder temperatures and increasing wind as the storm approaches. Sunday afternoon and especially evening snow is forecast to fly across the high country. There is potential for snow and blowing snow to become heavy Sunday night into Monday morning down to 3500' in elevation, making travel difficult across northern and central Arizona. If you have travel plans Sunday, earlier is better!

Sandbags are in high demand as residents in many parts of Arizona prepare for possible flash floods from tropical moisture associated with Hurricane Newton.



Flagstaff Extended Forecast from the NWS