This page provides an overview of how much snow Flagstaff receives each month, along with monthly and annual totals for days with snowfall.
The 2022-23 winter is currently one of the snowiest on record, which provides many advantages.
Flagstaff’s summer season runs from May through August. Day temperatures remain comfortably cool during this period.
The US National Weather Service Flagstaff Arizona issued a forecast for this weekend and Tuesday January 24th indicating more snow will hit northern Arizona, including Grand Canyon Village, Williams and Flagstaff areas which may receive up to 6 inches.
Recent storms have left an ample blanket of white across the area. Munds Park and Kachina Village areas have reported up to 24 inches of snow accumulation.
Though it’s still too early to predict how much snowfall there will be this month, experts anticipate that January 2017 could set new records with regards to snowfall totals and volume accumulation. It could potentially become the largest January since 2010.
SRP conducted a survey and has recorded this as the biggest mid-January snowpack ever seen since 1979. This massive accumulation will help replenish our state’s drought conditions while providing snow sports enthusiasts with ideal conditions, high country wildlife and communities that rely on SRP’s reservoirs water access for recreational purposes and local communities who depend on SRP reservoirs with much-needed access to drinking water. It should last through to monsoon rains this summer. Until monsoon rains return it will provide ample resources for snowsports enthusiasts as well as monsoon rains make way for monsoon rains this will stay put as conditions remain ideal for snowsports enthusiasts as it benefits everyone else too – not forgetting its contribution towards local communities who relying on SRP reservoirs as water resource!
Winter Storm Quiana brought impressive snowfall across Arizona late Wednesday night into Friday, leaving behind over 3 feet in Flagstaff alone in one day – more than the average annual accumulation in Chicago and nearly as much as Salt Lake City received during their snowiest month on record! It forced schools to close as well as close portions of Interstate 17 and 40.
Snowfall rates began to decrease Thursday evening as the main moisture plume shifted east. However, moderate to heavy snow showers continued over Coconino and Yavapai counties.
On Feb 22, 2023 in downtown Flagstaff during a snowstorm, pedestrians navigated icy roads and sidewalks while cars and signs along residential streets were covered in drifts of snow. Due to this severe weather event, Mountain Line bus route closures occurred.
On average, Flagstaff receives approximately 96 inches of snow annually. The first snowfall typically happens around November or December; however, snow can start falling as early as October and as late as April. Major blizzards that dump 10 inches or more typically occur six times annually.
Thursday evening brought scattered snowflakes, yet most of the storm that left highway closures behind has subsided. Although conditions continue to improve, some warnings and advisories remain active.
Winter 2022-23 has already proven itself an historic winter for Flagstaff, according to the National Weather Service Flagstaff office. As per this metric, it’s already one of the five snowiest meteorological winters on record in Flagstaff.
March is typically Flagstaff’s fourth coldest month and its third wettest, though not seeing as much precipitation as February or January.
Snowfall in March typically averages two to five inches on average; however, occasional heavy storms may drop as much as ten inches or more of snow in a single day.
Flagstaff enjoys warm and dry temperatures during summertime, but cold and snowy wintertime conditions. Additionally, Flagstaff experiences monsoon season in fall and spring. On average, 21 inches of snow fall each year on 33.9 days!
This season has already broken records for Flagstaff-Pulliam Airport with rainfall totals surpassing 140 inches so far, marking its second-highest total since record keeping began 100 years ago.
Overall, April in New York is typically mildly windy. Average wind speeds tend to peak in the morning before gradually decreasing throughout the day until sunset when chances of precipitation typically reach 8-9%.
April is generally considered to be the start of the growing season, which typically lasts 4.1 months on average, rarely beginning prior to May 30 or post-Oct 1 (for most areas). There is a 1 in 100 chance it may rain or snow on any given day in November; usually increasing from October through December and decreasing June to September.
Flagstaff is an idyllic summer escape, situated 7,000 feet above sea level with one of the largest ponderosa pine forests on earth.
Flagstaff offers an abundance of outdoor recreation activities, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and kayaking. In addition, Flagstaff features an extensive paved urban trail system connecting neighborhoods to local shopping destinations and natural areas.
Summer activities usually include visiting botanical gardens, taking scenic drives through canyons and vistas or relaxing at one of many parks and recreational areas in their community. When spending time outside it is advised that visitors bring plenty of water, sunblock, sunglasses and hats as necessary to ensure a positive experience.
Flagstaff’s most celebrated event, the Hullabaloo Festival, takes place the first weekend in June at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff and draws large crowds each year with giant puppets, bike parades, costume contests and live music as well as food vendors and food vendors – making this family-friendly festival an invaluable fundraiser for Flagstaff Arts and Culture Alliance.