Rain and snow is causing road closures and other impacts around the state on Christmas Eve.
Phoenix has set a new daily rainfall total record for Christmas Eve! According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix reached 1.00" inches of rain as of 6:30 p.m. and more rain is expected through the evening.
If you're headed out on the roads or traveling for Christmas, use caution due to hazardous weather conditions.
Here are the latest updates of what's happening around the Valley and other parts of Arizona:
Look for cool temps, breezy SW winds, & drier conditions across north-central AZ for Christmas Day. Rain & snow showers develop later at night with snow likely down to 6000 ft. Hazardous travel is possible for areas above 6k ft. Have a Happy and Safe Christmas! #azwx pic.twitter.com/L4VgymoPKu— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) December 25, 2021
Here are the top storm total rain reports as well as this AM's snow amounts from our Christmas Eve storm system. Thank you for all of the reports! Drive with caution tonight as roads will likely be slick. #azwx pic.twitter.com/bvojlugWSH— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) December 25, 2021
Rainfall wasn't just impressive at the airport, the Phoenix Rainfall Index just recorded its wettest December day on record and 9th wettest day all-time (calculated back to 1990).— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) December 25, 2021
The average rainfall around the metro today was 1.37". #azwx pic.twitter.com/edgGVyNnTJ
Phoenix has set a new daily rainfall total record for Christmas Eve! According to the National Weather Service, Phoenix reached 0.94 inches of rain as of 5:30 p.m. and more rain is expected through the evening. LATEST: https://t.co/8oEoGfg31q pic.twitter.com/rMVFeoBgbO— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) December 25, 2021
Phoenix has set a new daily rainfall record with 0.94". The old record was from way back in 1944. This also makes today the wettest day since February 22, 2020 when 1.04" fell. #azwx pic.twitter.com/hFWiPNnPuO— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) December 25, 2021
Sorry a little late for the storm update but been a bit busy in the @abc15 wx center. Next round of rain moving through the Valley now. could we set a new record today? #lifeofaweatherlady pic.twitter.com/pGdBujzTWW— Ashlee DeMartino (@AshleeDeMartino) December 24, 2021
As of right now, the Phoenix airport has recorded 0.84" of rainfall so far today, making it the second wettest Christmas Eve on record. Perhaps more impressive, there hasn't been a wetter December day here since 1.06" fall in 1992! #azwx— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) December 24, 2021
A new line of heavy rainfall has developed west of Phoenix. This rain band is moving east and will impact the Phoenix area over the next two hours or so. Localized ponding of water on roadways is possible. #azwx pic.twitter.com/AOKyCFDUQf— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) December 24, 2021
SR-238 is being closed at mile post 24, due to flooding— MCDOT News (@MCDOTNews) December 24, 2021
At 1:10 pm the South Rim is receiving some snow. Caution, park roads are slick. Canyon facing webcams have limited visibility at this hour. https://t.co/QcwwPSV4yC (2652) Friday, Dec. 24, 2021. #AZWX #Arizona pic.twitter.com/P0jAntGbhr— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) December 24, 2021
We had received 6" of snow as of 9:00am today and now we are over 9" of fresh powder! Service to select trails of Sunrise Peak starts tomorrow!— Sunrise Park Resort (@SunriseResortAZ) December 24, 2021
REMINDER: Arizona motorists should be aware of the following highway closures. Winter weather storms continue across the state. Those who can avoid travel during the current conditions are encouraged to do so. #aztraffic #azwx pic.twitter.com/bvYvHGlOD6— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) December 24, 2021
Christmas Eve 2021 is now the second wettest Christmas Eve on record for Phoenix 🌧️— Jorge Torres (@JorgeTWeather) December 24, 2021
Still time to break the all-time record, but rain will start winding down in a couple of hours... @abc15 #azwx pic.twitter.com/4VKb2zGJha
Due to significantly increased winds, GCX will now be placed on wind hold until further notice.— Arizona Snowbowl Updates (@AZSBUpdates) December 24, 2021
Snowfall reports as of 11 AM MST this morning for the snow that fell last night and continues into this morning.— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) December 24, 2021
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Check https://t.co/XrF6VRMObL for latest road conditions.#azwx pic.twitter.com/YLI82pkPaM
The intersection of 48th Street and Warner Road will be closed due to flooding for the foreseeable future. Please avoid the area, and drive safe! pic.twitter.com/tFWAz69fjT— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) December 24, 2021
Grand Canyon Express is temporarily closed due to mechanical issues paired with the weather. Our team is working swiftly to get this issue resolved immediately.— Arizona Snowbowl Updates (@AZSBUpdates) December 24, 2021