NORTHERN ARIZONA (3TV/CBS 5) -- Flagstaff is getting hit hard by the massive winter storm and is closing some city services because of it.

The largest city in northern Arizona saw record snowfall, beating a daily record with 35.9" of snow as of midnight.

That breaks a previous all-time daily record for the city of 31 inches set in 1915.

The snow kept falling Friday morning and as of 11 a.m. 40.1 inches fell in Flagstaff.

On Thursday evening, the City declared of a state of emergency due to the storm that started on Wednesday night.

"All available city resources are deployed to respond to this storm, clear streets and provide for public safety," the City said in a statement.

All non-essential City services and facilities will be closed on Friday, Feb. 22. Court services, street operations and fire and police departments will remain open.

NWS said the storm total including before midnight is 35.9."

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Other northern Arizona cities and towns are being hit hard, too.

Just over 2 feet of snow has been reported in Payson as of 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to NWS. And the storm hasn't let up yet.

Prescott Valley has picked up about 9 inches of snow so far and Kingman has seen about 12 inches.

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Snow is predicted to come down to elevations of 2500 feet with this storm producing the most widespread snow seen in years.

Sedona picked up 12.5" as of 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. 

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The heaviest snow will fall in the high country midday Thursday through midday Friday. Flagstaff could see up to 2 feet of snow with Payson and Pine at close to 3 feet of snow.

Thursday morning the City of Prescott declared a snow emergency due to the large amount of snow in the area.

 


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