We have to look no further than Northern Arizona: Some early Monday morning depths:
24 inches Flagstaff University Heights
18 inches Munds Park
16 inches Williams, west of Flagstaff
25 inches North Rim of the Grand Canyon
14 to 22 inches above 7,000 feet, White Mountains, East Central Arizona (Happy Jack one of my favorite towns)
17 inches Fort valley
TRAVEL: The NWS in Flagstaff highly recommends no driving if at all possible. It is extremely hazardous they report. I-40 was closed (a key east-west travel)
MORE ABOUT THE FLAGSTAFF NWS OFFICE: It is no longer located at the Flagstaff Airport where it was for many years. It is now located at Bellemont on I-40 west of Flagstaff (between Flagstaff and Williams. Snow totals are only reported from Flagstaff Airport once a day.
The official snow amount for Flagstaff so far this season (since July 1) is 84 inches. The average amount is 89 inches. Last year at this time they had received only 64 inches.
The highest peaks in Arizona are just northwest of Flagstaff. We camped one night about 1/2 the way up on the western slope. About 2 am, we almost got blown off the mountain. Would love to see the north rim of the canyon this morning.
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