Arizona February 22, 2019
Non-Stop Snow And Cold Have Been Hitting Arizona – And There’s More Coming
This winter has certainly been one for the books – and it isn’t even over yet. Keep reading to see what this unprecedented snowstorm has already done to our state… and why we may not be in the clear just yet.
Arizona hasn't seen a snowfall this significant in years. Upwards of 2.5 feet covered the streets of Payson, forcing many businesses and school districts to close.
While most of the snow has thankfully been cleared, great caution should still be used when traveling. An onslaught this brutal takes days of unrelenting sunshine to fully melt and temperatures aren’t expected to rise significantly above freezing for a while.
Wednesday and Thursday saw the brunt of the storm, and several highways closed after multiple occurrences of stalled vehicles and accidents. None of Northern Arizona was spared; everything northeast of Phoenix received at least some snow, sleet, or ice.
Even Central Arizona has experienced residual effects from the storm. Phoenix is normally around 70 degrees this time of year, but highs this week only reached the mid-50s.
It's safe to say our state hasn't seen anything quite like this in some time. Maybe we won't complain as much about the scorching desert heat when summer rolls around!
How did this record-breaking storm affect you? To read about the worst blizzard to ever hit our state, check out our previous article:
A Terrifying, Deadly Storm Struck Arizona In 1967 And No One Saw It Coming.