FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP/FOX 10) - A winter storm warning continues in northern Arizona with up to a foot of snow expected along with windy and chilly conditions.
After Flagstaff received a few inches of snow Tuesday, public schools were closed on Wednesday after the National Weather Service said the city had received 9.4 inches of snowfall by 6 a.m. with up to 2 inches more inches expected.
Due to the current and anticipated weather conditions, all schools of the Flagstaff Unified School District will be closed for the entire day. pic.twitter.com/qURP0iPxfh— Flagstaff Unified School District (@FlagstaffUSD1) February 6, 2019
They say the North Rim of the Grand Canyon could get up to 16 inches of snow.
The weather service forecasts wind gusts in Williams, Flagstaff and Winslow to range between 40 mph and 46 mph with wind-chill factors of 3 degrees in Flagstaff and minus 3 on the North Rim.
Forecasters said conditions would improve gradually from the west during the day. Travelers were advised to take emergency supplies such as food and water in their vehicles.
Expect snowy, icy conditions if you head out on the roads in northern Arizona this morning. Plows have been out all night and will continue to work until the roads are clear. Please don't pass them and stay at least 4 vehicle lengths behind a snow plow. #KnowSnow #aztraffic pic.twitter.com/ZRUXWHl0At— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 6, 2019