Winter storm brought rain, hail, apparent snow to parts of the Valley

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- With unprecedented amounts of snowfall hitting all across Northern Arizona, some parts of the Valley saw rain and even hail on Thursday.

On Thursday night, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of South Central and Southwest Arizona, including the cities of Aguila, Gladden, Wickenburg, Superior, Punkin Center, and Kaka, with snow accumulations of three to six inches expected for areas as low as 3,000 feet.

Viewer video sent to FOX 10 showed what appears to be snow falling on the northern edges of the Valley.

Anthem, located north of the Valley, saw some hail. Drivers in the area were either heading up north, or returning from there.

"Snow was probably coming down three, four inches per hour, and all my machinery won't run right," said one worker who was doing stucco work for homes in Sedona. Snow can still be seen on his pickup truck.

Others who planned on visiting Northern Arizona had to turn around.

"We came to go to Page, Arizona, and just spend time hiking," said Maria Jackson from New York, who now has other plans for her family.

"We're making alternate plans to find things to do inside," said Jackson. "We're gonna head over to the musical instrument museum and see how that goes."

Others, however, plan to tough it out and drive further north.

"Being from Minnesota, I'm used to it," said one man.

Department of Public Safety advising against heading up north. As of Thursday afternoon, they've responded to more than 150 calls regarding stuck vehicles, and nearly 30 crashes.

Cave Creek also saw a bit of snow. The snow made for slow going and driving in the ice and slush. Driving in snowy or icy conditions are not part of the usual skill set for desert living, but people didn't seem to be bothered.