Pacific storm unleashes Valley rain, mountain snowPosted: Updated:
Valley rain, mountain snow and gusty winds impact the state as February drew to a close.
A rather potent Pacific weather system took aim, dumping at least 16 inches of snow in Flagstaff and more than 1 inch of rain in the Cave Creek area.
[RELATED: Flagstaff sees 16 inches of new snow]
When all is said and done, rainfall amounts are expected to range from between 1 and 1.5 inches in the foothill and mountainous locations of northern Maricopa and Gila counties.
A Small Stream Flood Advisory was in effect through 11:15 a.m. Tuesday for Yavapai and western Gila counties.
A Winter Storm Warning is in effect above 6,000 feet.
[PHOTOS: Pacific storm blasts Arizona]
Arizona Snowbowl could see up to 23 inches of snow through Tuesday, with 19 inches by Tuesday morning.
Lower elevations of Yavapai and Gila counties will see between three-quarters and 1.5 inches of rain. Some isolated locations could see as much as 2 inches of rain from the storm.
This storm is expected to be out of Arizona by Tuesday night, with drier and much warmer weather rounding out the remainder of the week.
In Metro Phoenix, we'll upper 60s for Wednesday and 70s for Thursday and Friday. This weekend we could see daytime highs reach the 80s.
Winds are cranking across srn Navajo and Apache Counties this am SW gusts 40 to 55 mph Wind Advisory is in effect through 11 am. #AZWX— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) February 28, 2017
530 am Updated snowdepth Bellemont 15" Flagstaff 16" #azwx— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) February 28, 2017
3 am 5 inches of new snow has fallen in Bellemont btwn 11 pm - 3 am The official total for the Flagstaff APT for Monday is 10" #AZWX— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) February 28, 2017
Rather mild morning across southeast Arizona for the last day of February. pic.twitter.com/4imtnlDEG5— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) February 28, 2017
330 am: Approaching cold front will bring showers to western Pima county thru 5 am. Rainfall amounts <0.10". Gusty winds up to 25 mph. #azwx— NWS Tucson (@NWSTucson) February 28, 2017
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