ARIZONA NEWS

Phoenix flights get canceled as big winter storm hits back East

Mar 14, 2017, 11:41 AM
(Pexels.com, AP photos)...
(Pexels.com, AP photos)
(Pexels.com, AP photos)

PHOENIX — Despite warm weather and sunshine engulfing Phoenix, a winter storm back East has disrupted air travel in Arizona.

About 60 flights coming to or leaving Sky Harbor Airport were canceled Tuesday, as Winter Storm Stella pounded part of the East Coast.

Across the nation, nearly 6,000 flights were grounded.

The storm has dropped almost 2 feet of snow in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains and the northern reaches of New Jersey.

About 215,000 customers were without power Tuesday from Virginia to New England.

Karen Menezes and her family have been trying to get home to Providence, Rhode Island since Monday.

“We get in to Baltimore but we won’t get home from there. We’ll probably have to drive or take a train, whatever is going to be available.”

Winds in Narragnsett, Rhode Island were gusting up to 55 mph.

“It’s warm here, it’s really rather nice,” Menezes said.

Yes, it is warm here. Tuesday’s high was expected in the 90s, and that goes for the rest of the week. The National Weather Service’s Phoenix bureau reported the early morning low at Sky Harbor was 63 degrees.

Monday’s high of 92 tied a record for the date set in 1972.

KTAR’s Jim Cross and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Clint Hickman (Maricopa County Photo via Cronkite News)...
Kevin Stone

Maricopa County’s Clint Hickman on election threats: ‘It has to stop’

Clint Hickman, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, said he's sick and tired of threats aimed at elections workers who are just doing their jobs.
4 hours ago
Whittier Elementary School teacher Kayla Cowen interacts with students, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 in M...
KTAR.com

Dozens of Arizona public schools taking part in education job fair

The Arizona Department of Education is hosting a job fair this weekend and applicants could be offered work on the spot.
1 day ago
(AP Photo/John Locher)...
Associated Press

Is pumping Mississippi River water to the west a solution or dream?

Amid a major drought in the Western U.S., a proposed solution comes up repeatedly: large-scale river diversions.
1 day ago
(Facebook Photo/NAU School of Nursing)...
SuElen Rivera

5 Arizona universities get $43.1M in scholarship funding for 900 student nurses

Five Arizona universities received a combined $43.1 million in funding to pay tuition for 900 nursing students.
1 day ago
(Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images)...
KTAR.com

Travis Scott to headline Rolling Stone Live Super Bowl party in Scottsdale

Rapper Travis Scott will be the headliner for the Rolling Stone Live Super Bowl party going down in Scottsdale later this month.
1 day ago
The Colorado River Basin supplies water to 40 million people in seven western states. (Photo by Jus...
Kevin Stone

Arizona leaders call out California on Colorado River water negotiations

Arizona politicians are calling for more cooperation from California in negotiations over Colorado River water supply distribution.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Company looking for oldest air conditioner and wants to reward homeowner with new one

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.
...
Quantum Fiber

How high-speed fiber internet edges out cable for everyday use

In a world where technology drives so much of our daily lives, a lack of high-speed internet can be a major issue.
(Desert Institute for Spine Care photo)...
DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

Why DISC is world renowned for back and neck pain treatments

Fifty percent of Americans and 90% of people at least 50 years old have some level of degenerative disc disease.
Phoenix flights get canceled as big winter storm hits back East