Coconino County Storm Updates:
Warming Stations Remain Open as More Snow Expected
The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting more snow and wind for Coconino County through Sunday night and possibly into next week.
Thursday all day - Friday morning:
- Above the 4,000-foot elevation level, 8-12 inches of snow is forecast with winds of 15-25 mph and wind gusts of 35-45 mph causing blowing snow, low visibility, and hazardous driving conditions.
- Friday afternoon – Saturday evening:
There will be a brief break on Friday afternoon and Saturday before another winter storm arrives on Saturday night.
- Saturday night through Sunday afternoon:
Another strong storm is forecast with 2-5 inches of snow at elevations of 4,500-6,000 feet and 5-10 inches above 6,000 feet.
Some Arizona Public Service (APS) customers in Coconino County remain without power as of Thursday morning due to the continuing storm. The APS power outage map and information is available online at www.aps.com.
The American Red Cross is operating two warming stations today:
Munds Park Community Church
17670 S Munds Ranch Rd, Munds Park
Sinagua Middle School
3950 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff
Snacks and water are provided. People needing to use the station may bring a bag or backpack of personal items. Pets are allowed only with dog kennels or cat carriers; owners must provide pet food. Residents are asked to check on elderly or disabled neighbors to be sure they are safe.
Coconino County Public Works crews continue to plow county roads 24/7. Drivers are advised to avoid travel in Northern Arizona due to road closures, icy conditions, and limited visibility from blowing snow.
The seven-mile stretch of Lake Mary Road, between the north and south entrances of Mormon Lake remains closed due to high winds and drifting snow. Traffic along Lake Mary Road continues to detour along the West Side Mormon Lake Road, which loops Mormon Lake and goes through Mormon Lake Village. Stoneman Lake Road also remains closed. Both roads will remain closed until weather conditions allow for the County to safely reopen them. Roads in Kendrick Park are currently not passable.
For information regarding roads maintained by the county, please call Public Works at (928) 679-8300 during business hours (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).