NOAA: Winter Weather Advisory for Arizona | Up to 18″ of Snow Forecast Today

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Downtown Flagstaff, AZ in Dec. 2012. photo: Richard Legere/arizonehighways.com
Downtown Flagstaff, AZ in Dec. 2012. photo: Richard Legere/arizonehighways.com 

If NOAA’s strong El Nino 2015/16 Winter Outlook is somewhat accurate, then we all better get used to hearing about big snowfall is Arizona.  Specifically, at Arizona Snowbowl ski area in Flagstaff, AZ.

As of 10am, Arizona Snowbowl had already gotten 6-10″ of snow on the ground.

Arizona snow forecast today. image: noaa
Arizona snow forecast today. image: noaa

NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Arizona today that has up to 18″ of snow forecast on the highest peaks.  The advisory is in effect until 11pm tonight.

GENERAL STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 1 TO 4
INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET...4 TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET AND 8 TO 16
INCHES ABOVE 8500 FEET...WITH LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS. 
- NOAA Flagstaff, AZ today

Snow levels are forecast to drop as low as 5,500-feet with this storm.

SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO AS LOW AS 5500 FEET THIS EVENING WITH
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL ABOVE 6000 FEET. - NOAA Flagstaff, AZ today
Pin = Flagstaff, AZ. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory
Pin = Flagstaff, AZ. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for ARIZONA TODAY:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
330 PM MST WED NOV 4 2015

WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLAGSTAFF...HAPPY JACK

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS...HEAVY AT TIMES... WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
  THIS EVENING.

* GENERAL EVENT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 3 TO 8
  INCHES WITH UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF OR MORE IN THE HIGHEST
  MOUNTAIN PEAKS. SEE DETAILS BELOW OR CONSULT POINT SPECIFIC
  FORECAST AT: WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF.

* SNOWFALL FORECAST THROUGH 11 PM MST TODAY...

  DONEY PARK 3 TO 6 INCHES   FLAGSTAFF 4 TO 8 INCHES
  FOREST LAKES 5 TO 9 INCHES HEBER-OVERGAARD 2 TO 4 INCHES
  VALLE 1 TO 2 INCHES        WILLIAMS 3 TO 6 INCHES
The road to Arizona Snowbowl today. photo: arizona snowbowl
The road to Arizona Snowbowl today. photo: arizona snowbowl
Arizona Snowbowl trail map
Arizona Snowbowl trail map

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