Wild winter weather whips Valley

Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 20:29:18-05

The storm clean-up stretched across the state on Monday, as another winter storm brought snow to the high country, and severe weather to the Valley.

The National Weather Service in Phoenix said that most of the Valley experienced winds around 50 mph at the height of the storm Sunday night, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for Maricopa County.

A trained weather spotter reported high winds and trees down near Chandler Heights and Higley in the far southeast Valley.

Landscape crews were busy cutting up mature trees toppled by the high winds near Riggs and Val Vista.

ABC15 viewers sent pictures and video of trees down near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road and in Peoria, as well.

In Scottsdale, the Waste Management Phoenix Open kicked off under gray skies and intermittent rain drops.

"It's the coldest year ever!" said Susie DeMaria, who is attending her 15th Phoenix Open. "I have four layers on!"

Just up the road from the TPC in Scottsdale, viewers sent video of snowflakes flying in far north Scottsdale.

Meteorologists are predicting freezing temperatures will invade the area for the next few mornings.

There is some concern that some of the greens at the Waste Management Phoenix Open could see frost by Wednesday morning.