Flagstaff measures record snowfall after storms; sunshine expected for rest of week

By Michel Marizco
Published: Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 2:53pm

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Snow piles up along the street in Flagstaff on Feb. 23, 2023.

Flagstaff has so far had the second snowiest season in more than a century. The National Weather Service estimates Flagstaff received 140 inches of snow through March 1.

The only time it’s snowed more than that by that date was the 1948-49 snow season.

This latest storm has been pushing snow and rain across Arizona from California to New Mexico. Interstate 17 northbound just reopened late this morning.

About 75 miles of I-40 eastbound is closed as well as 180 north of Snowbowl, the windy 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona, and several others. Officials estimate snow is falling a half inch to an inch an hour.

Schools are closed for the second snow day in a row. Flagstaff Unified School District has had to suspend school at least a dozen times this year from all the snow