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Winter storm breaks record for snowiest day in Flagstaff ever

Posted: 5:49 PM, Feb 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-22 20:55:53-05
Flagstaff Snow 2-21-19

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A massive winter storm that dumped several feet of snow across Arizona's high country will go down in the record books.

By Thursday afternoon, the storm had dropped enough snow to register as the snowiest day ever in Flagstaff--breaking a record that had stood for 103 years.

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The total from midnight to roughly 5:30 p.m. was 31.6 inches, breaking the previous record for snowfall in day of 31.0 inches that was set on December 30, 1915. By the end of the day, the new record would stand at 35.9 inches.

The total in Flagstaff for the storm as of Friday afternoon was 40.1 inches, good enough for third all-time. The storm needs about two inches to move into the number 2 spot, which remained a possiblity as snow was still falling.

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