PHOENIX — The weather folks were not messing around: They said it would snow in northern Arizona this week and boy, did it ever.
The city of Flagstaff, Arizona, woke up to snow Wednesday morning, delaying the start of school by a couple hours.
By the end of the night, National Weather Service of Flagstaff reported nearly 9 inches of snow fell throughout the day. The previous record for Wednesday’s date was 5 inches, which was set back in 1925.
Crews for the state transportation department reported snow along Interstates 17 and 40, and were already clearing streets in Flagstaff.
In lower elevations, particularly metro Phoenix, the weather genies delivered simple rain, starting overnight. Light showers dropped in the very early portion of the commuter rush.
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