PHOENIX — A big winter storm is tracking across Arizona!
We've picked up between a quarter of an inch and a half an inch of rain across the Valley.
Snow is piling up the Arizona high country and we have even seen some snow flurries fly closer to Phoenix in places like Carefree, far north Scottsdale and Fountain Hills.
Winter Storm Warnings are in effect along the Mogollon Rim, in the White Mountains and across parts of northeastern Arizona. These spots are seeing the biggest impacts statewide.
Winter Weather Advisories cover much of the rest of northeastern Arizona, too.
Snow levels are falling to around 3,000 feet, but accumulating snow is only expected above the 4,000 foot level.
Flagstaff has already seen a foot of snow and totals are hitting over 6 inches in places like Prescott Valley, Payson, Pine, Pinetop-Lakeside.
Travel will be hazardous across the high country overnight, with the potential of blowing snow and reduced visibility. So, use extreme caution or avoid travel if possible.
As the cold air arrives, we have also seen a dusting of snow on some of the mountain peaks just north and east of the Valley.
This storm will continue to move east overnight and we will dry things out across the state on Thursday.
Temperatures are plummeting, though.
Phoenix will drop to 39 degrees by Thursday morning, putting much of the rest of the Valley within a few degrees of a freeze.
Deep freezes are expected across the high country with many spots in the single digits by Thursday morning.
Temperatures will warm back up over the weekend.
Expect highs back in the 70s here in the Valley by Saturday.
2022 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 0.32" (-1.23" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 0.51"
2021 Rainfall totals:
Sky Harbor Official Rainfall: 5.58" (-1.01" from average)
Valley Average (Phoenix Rainfall Index): 7.16"
Daily rainfall reports from all across the Valley can be found here.
PHOENIX IS GETTING DRIER - LOWER RAINFALL AVERAGES NOW
Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 2.71" of rain
NEW Average Monsoon Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 2.43" of rain
Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1981-2010): 8:03" of rain
NEW Average Yearly Rainfall in Phoenix (1991-2020): 7.22" of rain
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