Overnight storms dropped measurable snow in Northern Arizona and brought record rainfall to the Valley.PHOTOS: Northern Arizona gets first snowfallAccording to the National Weather Service in Flagstaff, several spots up north saw measurable snowfall. Bellemont registered an inch, Williams saw 2 inches and Snowbowl Estates got 4.5 inches. Arizona Snowbowl reported 6 inches, and they expect 15 inches through Monday.The ski facility doesn’t open for another 40 days.
Our first taste of winter in bellmontAZ with 1.0” snow from a cold front moving through the area overnight. Other reports around the area: Williams 2”, Snowbowl Estates 4.5”. Expect showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. How much snow did you get? #azwx pic.twitter.com/fNb68fSnCu— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) October 7, 2018
Early Sunday morning, there was a report of white-out conditions on Interstate 17 near Flagstaff. Drivers are being asked to take it slow today.
Here’s the snowfall on SR 87 near Long Valley in Northern Arizona. #azwx #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/wDUJiJvLur— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 7, 2018
Here’s the view from SR 87 this morning before dawn with ADOT snowplows at work north of Payson. #azwx #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/tqcPKDVCdG— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) October 7, 2018
In the Valley, showers and thunderstorms dropped .41 inches of rain in the early morning hours, a new daily rainfall record. Several flood advisories have been issued.
Here’s a look at some of our flood alerts across #Arizona right now. Be weather aware and remember #turnarounddontdrown #abc15 #weather pic.twitter.com/xBOEW3mC2m— Allison Rodriguez (@ARodriguezABC15) October 7, 2018
This is now the third wettest October on record in Phoenix. Sunday afternoon also brought some rain and even hail, mostly to the west Valley.
Christmas in October? Marie G. said there’s enough hail to make a snowman out in #Surprise! #abc15 pic.twitter.com/GdXcVAJr7i— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) October 8, 2018
Check the latest Valley forecast HERE.