Thursday, March 09, 2006

happy day--this is the forecast for Prescott this weekend:
significant winter storm system due to arrive by this weekend...a powerful winter storm system will begin taking shape along the west coast today. this storm will begin affecting much of arizona by friday and then last through the weekend. the first part of the storm will produce very windy gusts to near 40 mph are expected to be common across northern and central arizona friday.rain and snow showers will develop over higher terrain late thursday night into early friday morning...and will become more widespread friday afternoon. snow levels will rapidly fall to between 3500 to 5000 feet by friday afternoon...before dropping another 500 to 1000 feet on the storm develops...rain and snow will become steady and heavy at times from friday night through early sunday. at this time...the heaviest period of precipitation looks to be during saturday and saturday night. it is still too early to pinpoint exact snowfall amounts and locations...but some areas above 5000 feet are likely to see in excess of 6 inches of snow...with certain locations above 6000 feet around a foot or more by sunday morning.this is a large and potentially dangerous storm. most areas in northern and central arizona will be affected. in addition to heavy snowfall potential...this storm will be packing strong winds and the seasons coldest daytime temperatures. areas of blowing and drifting snow will be possible...along with extended periods of low and others with interests in northern and central arizona this weekend should stay tuned to your favorite media sources for updates on this developing winter storm.

We finally get winter in March...L

1 comment:

Kerry said...

Isn't this CRAZY?!? I was thinking that it was finally winter, and here it is March. Go figure.

It was cold here today too, and from what I have heard it is supposed to be in the 50's! Brrr. Pretty cold for this sun girl!

So if it snows, expect us up there to come play in it!