FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP/FOX 10) - On Monday, a powerful storm system brought heavy snowfall to Northern and Eastern Arizona, while bringing hail, rain, and cooler temperatures to the Valley.
The National Weather Service says the Flagstaff airport has seen more than 14 inches (35 centimeters) of snow from the storm.
Six to eight inches (15 to 20 centimeters) have fallen in Payson, four inches (10 centimeters) in Show Low and four to seven inches (10 to 17 centimeters) in Prescott.
Meteorologist Nathan Lynum says northern Arizona will experience widespread snow showers on Monday.
Lynum says another winter storm is expected to move through northern Arizona on Thursday and Friday.
Snow also fell in the Prescott area, where some Valley traveler had a day of snowball fight. It also added extra foot traffic for stores in the downtown area of the town.
Roads in parts of the High Country became downright dangerous, due to snow. For some, the snow and cold temperatures was not exactly how they would envision the start of baseball season.
REMINDER: The current winter storm is causing problems throughout northern Arizona. Traffic is extremely slow on I-40, I-17 and other highways. I-17 southbound is also closed near Camp Verde. Avoid travel if possible. #azwx #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/7T5GFO789S— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 18, 2019
505am: Steady snow is slowly moving east. On I-17, snow is reported as far south as Cordes Lakes. Snow has moved into the Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside areas. If you must travel, do so with caution. #azwx pic.twitter.com/F9C8c84Mn1— NWS Flagstaff (@NWSFlagstaff) February 18, 2019
The snow is slowly moving east ... but things are still bad on I-17 and I-40. Use caution if you're going to the high country today. pic.twitter.com/KN3w6UFW96— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 18, 2019