FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A historic winter storm in Arizona has broken the all-time daily record snowfall for Flagstaff set in 1915.
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff said 31.6 inches were recorded at Flagstaff Airport Thursday as of 5 p.m. The storm total is 33.1 inches.
The previous all-time daily record snowfall for the area— set more than a century ago— was 31 inches.
The winter storm had already broken the daily snowfall record for Feb. 22 before lunchtime on Thursday.
Flagstaff Airport reported 22.3 inches of snow for the day around 11 a.m., according to NWS Flagstaff, shattering the previous daily record of 10 inches recorded in 1944.
NWS Flagstaff said very heavy snowfall rates of around 3 inches per hour will continue along the Mogollon Rim from Flagstaff to Show Low for the next several hours, so avoid travel on the roadways if possible.
Power outages have also been affecting residents in the High Country. NWS Flagstaff said you should have flashlights and extra batteries handy.