Flagstaff could see another 3 to 7 inches of
snow from storm starting today and ending Thursday.
There is a chance for greater snowfall—perhaps 8 inches—southeast of Flagstaff.
The National Weather Service in Bellemont is
warning this could "exacerbate problems with heavy snow loading"
for flat or slightly sloping roofs that have not been cleared from
last week's snow.
The agency says a storm from the Pacific Ocean
will bring snow for elevations of northern Arizona above 5,500
feet, and perhaps .25 inches of rain farther south.
Tonight through Thursday morning is the
greatest chance for snowfall, though the Weather Service says poor
driving conditions are likely, and it has issued a "hazardous
Dry weather was forecast for Flagstaff from
Thursday night to Saturday night, followed by a slight chance of
precipitation beginning Sunday and lasting through at least
– Monday helicopter flights over the western
half of the Navajo Nation surveyed 667 miles of roads, and
reported snow at "rooftop levels" on some small buildings,
according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The
government's priority was to clear main roads first with limited
machinery, then secondary roads to reach people with medical
– Coconino County reports its 65 snowplow
drivers are still clearing snow from some of the 1,032 miles of
roads in Coconino County. Lake Mary Road is not open between the
two turnoffs to the community of Mormon Lake, but the road to
Mormon Lake Village is being used as a detour.
– The city of Flagstaff and Coconino County
are asking homeowners and business owners to report storm-related
damage this week, to apply for a federal emergency declaration.
They are requesting: the name of the owner, address, whether the
property is residential or commercial, whether a home is primary
or secondary, a description of the damage, whether it is insured,
ballpark cost estimate on repairs, and any impact to business,
such as closure or loss of income. In Flagstaff, the number to
call is 213-2399. For nonurban areas of Coconino County, it's
– The American Red Cross delivered 200
blankets to the Holbrook and Tuba City chapter houses, and is
rounding up cots. United Way of Northern Arizona is also gathering
warm clothes for distribution.
– Deep snow is reported in Grey Mountain, Gap
Bodaway, Coppermine, Kaibeto, Inscription House, Navajo Mountain,
Shonto, Black Mesa, Blue Gap, Tahchee, Forest Lakes, Pinon, Hard
Rock, Whipporwill, Tselani, Steamboat, Jeddito, White Cone,
Lukachukai, Tsaile, Wheatfields, Rock Point, Beclabito, Red
Valley, Cove, Sheep Springs, Sanostee and Nakaibito, on the Navajo
Nation, by the tribe's emergency operations department. The agency
estimates that 90 percent of the secondary roadways on the western
side of the Navajo Nation have not been cleared of snow.
– For those needing help and able to access
phone service, Coconino County is recommending they call 283-1380.