Rain, snow totals for Arizona after spring storm brings cold front, winds create concerns for dust

Most areas around Phoenix saw just a sprinkle of rain Saturday morning as a cold front passed through the Valley.

Up in the high country, areas around Flagstaff and Sedona saw more precipitation and even some snow.

The areas around Phoenix that saw the most precipitation included the northeast and east Valley.

The Gold Canyon area saw the most measurable rain Saturday with .55 inches of rain near Florence Junction, according to the Flood Control District of Maricopa County.

Just up from the Loop 101 and Interstate 17 saw about .16 inches of rain, while most other areas saw only .04 inches.

South of the Valley saw less than .04 inches in many areas, creating a concern for blowing dust later in the day. High winds and breezy conditions throughout the rest of the day could create an issue from the south.

About 5.5 inches of snow fell at Flagstaff Airport and the Grand Canyon saw a dusting of snow as well.

The National Weather Service has recorded wind gusts Saturday up to 59 miles per hour at St. Johns Airport in Apache County.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport saw gusts up to 40 mph late Saturday morning. Casa Grande winds have reached up near 30 mph.

Gusts will continue throughout the day, and although there are no advisories as of yet, keep an eye out for blowing dust.


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