Phoenix weather: Storm impact felt for second day


by Meteorologist Royal Norman

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 6:31 PM

PHOENIX -- As anticipated, the storm system that entered Arizona yesterday with wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour still impacted our weather into Tuesday afternoon. 

Radar indicated scattered rain and snow showers mainly in northern and eastern Arizona, but also around the Valley as well.

Snowfall totals have been fairly impressive for this time of year, but not record-setting.

Forest Lakes led the way with  7 inches of snow.

Pinetop-Lakeside and Tonto Village reported 5 inches of snow and McNary, Greer and Heber-Overgaard picked up 4 inches.

Because temperatures have been above freezing in many areas, a lot of that snow melted rather quickly Tuesday afternoon.

In the Valley, most of the measureable rain came Monday night and Sky Harbor got .06 of an inch, the first rain in nearly a month.

We’re about 1/3 of an inch behind “normal” rainfall for this time of year. However, a couple of areas reported up to 2/10ths of an inch of rain.

The chance for showers will be diminishing overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning and it will be rather chilly.

The coldest Valley locations will be in the 40s. Then we expect a significant warm-up as we head toward the weekend, when we should see highs in the low-90s.