More snow for northern Arizona, which has already seen 2 feet in some areas

By Jill Ryan
Published: Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 11:03am
Updated: Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:10pm

Car on snowy highway
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A car on a snowy road in Flagstaff on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

In just one day, the National Weather Service in Flagstaff recorded 2 feet of snow. That’s on top of the nearly foot-and-a-half of powder that fell over parts of northern Arizona the day before.

“So our winter storm warning is in effect through 11 p.m. [Thursday]," said NWS meteorologist Paige Konieczny. "And then similarly we have a winter weather advisory, for our northeastern portions of the state, also through 11 p.m. [Thursday]."

She expects there to be continuous snowfall into the first half of the weekend, with a possible break Friday morning.

Portions of a number of highways were closed Thursday afternoon due to weather, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Closures included:

  • Interstate 40 eastbound at US 93 (milepost 72)
  • Interstate 40 eastbound at Ash Fork (milepost 146)
  • Interstate 40 westbound in Williams (milepost 161)
  • Interstate 40 westbound in Winslow (milepost 252)
  • State Route 87 southbound in Winslow (milepost 338)
  • State Route 64 east of the Grand Canyon National Park (mileposts 240-263)

Snow on houses
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A blanket of snow in Flagstaff on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

Metro Phoenix forecast from National Weather Service

Thursday: Showers, mainly before 3 p.m. Steady temperature around 54. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Friday night: A 20% chance of showers after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: A 50% chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Light southwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 60. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Sunday night: Clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 64. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 41. North northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Clear, with a low around 43. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east northeast after midnight.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Vehicles on the road in the snow
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A blanket of snow in Flagstaff on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

Vehicles on a snowy road
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Vehicles on a snowy road in Flagstaff on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

A truck dusted in snow on the road
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Vehicles are dusted with snow in Flagstaff on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

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