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Possible Snow in the Forecast

23 February 2018   Dr. Curtis James
Snow is possible.

Forecast Discussion:

Another cold upper-level trough and associated surface cold front will move through Arizona tomorrow, with a chance of snow in Prescott. The Weather Service is predicting 1”-2” of snow accumulation starting at 7-9 am and ending by 5-7 pm.

My take is that light snow flurries could start even late tonight or in the early morning hours tomorrow. The consensus of the computer model forecasts is indicating only about a half inch of snow accumulation for the Prescott airport, with only about 0.10” of liquid equivalent (similar to the event we had on Monday). Slightly greater accumulation in the 1”-2” range may be possible nearer to the mountains on the south and west sides of town. Also expect breezy conditions and cold temperatures, with the high temperature in the mid to upper 30s.

There is a possibility for additional snow around next Tuesday.


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