Arizona Snowbowl, situated on the western slope of San Francisco Peaks and offering state-of-the-art snowmaking capabilities, can be enjoyed from mid-November to April.
Are you searching for an ideal location where the whole family can have fun sledding, playing in the snow and building snowmen?
The City maintains over 700 lane miles, 8 alley miles and 270 bike lanes as First Priority Areas which are plowing multiple times during winter season by equipment.
Winter in Flagstaff brings snow, cold temperatures and ice. Snow helps distinguish Flagstaff from its desert surroundings and protect the iconic ponderosa pine forests; visitors and skiers flock to Flagstaff; all while keeping its economy functioning well.
Flagstaff relies heavily on snowfall to sustain life. Covering its beloved ponderosa pine forests, melting snow provides water that supplies much of Flagstaff’s needs – with its ski resort contributing 40 million annually – while helping the city claim its own unique identity amongst other cities in the Southwest.
Snow can be an inconvenience for residents. It can close off roads and create hazardous driving conditions. Furthermore, snowfall may result in power outages and icy conditions – posing additional threats for both drivers and power providers alike.
Residents do have options available to them for dealing with this problem, one being using a snow removal service to clear away snow from their properties and make driving easier and safer.
This service will also take care in cleaning and clearing away ice and debris from your driveway and sidewalks, helping prevent flooding or ice damming in your driveway or sweeping to prevent flooding and ice dams from forming in your driveway. Prices typically range between $200 to $500 depending on size and amount of snow removal needed.
Flagstaff Towing and Recovery’s Estevan Huskinson has not had much time to enjoy Flagstaff’s picturesque snow-covered mountains since he is working non-stop helping drivers who become stuck. He has seen plenty of other picturesque postcard views.
Snowfall has brought significant advantages for water-dependent businesses and residents. Newman Canyon reservoir level, which drains into Lake Mary reservoir nearby, has increased from under one cubic foot per second in December to an above-average 155 cubic foot per second by January 3rd.
An increased mountain snowpack will not only boost local water supplies but will also mitigate the effects of the current drought. According to the national Drought Monitor, Flagstaff remains “abnormal dry”, with San Francisco Peaks snowpack remaining at 116% of median and above the critical 40% mark as of Monday.
Climate change will require climate-sensitive regions like Arizona to adapt their water-use practices accordingly. According to a report by the Grand Canyon State Conservation Council, even with an above-average winter season ahead of us, its future is uncertain when it comes to water supply in Coconino Mountains; with warmer temperatures cutting avalanche danger while simultaneously decreasing snowpack and consequently diminishing reservoir storage levels and overall reservoir levels.
Flagstaff’s high elevation mountain climate produces cool summer temperatures. In stark contrast with Phoenix, night time temperatures often drop into the 40s and 50s in Flagstaff.
Flagstaff offers much cooler summer temperatures, typically 65 degrees Fahrenheit compared to Phoenix’s 97-degree average temperature.
Summer storms often bring spectacular storm cells with thunder and lightning strikes, downbursts and heavy rainfall – sometimes covering several communities on one day while leaving others dry on others – helping rehydrate landscapes and gardens alike.
Flagstaff summers typically experience days where temperatures exceed 89 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to elevated heat index readings that feel hotter due to humid air compared with on drier and clear days. On such days, temperatures feel intensely hot while air feels increasingly muggy as compared with days with lower humidity levels.
On the other hand, summer offers many beautiful days that are conducive to hiking or picnicking at a lake.
Flagstaff experiences highly variable annual precipitation, with wet season lasting 2.1 months from July 7 to September 10, and drier seasons lasting 9.9 months. August has the highest rainfall rates with over 22% chance of wet days while November has less than 1% probability for rainy days; wind speeds average 10.3 miles per hour on average with higher speeds occasionally occurring.
Flagstaff has experienced more snowfall this winter than usual, more than double what would normally be expected.
This near-record snowfall will significantly contribute to long-term water supply in Mogollon Rim area and help lower risk of wildfires until later in summertime. Furthermore, its greater weight also serves to provide flood control.
Flagstaff offers visitors an amazing experience during autumn; it is widely considered the ideal month for witnessing its magical foliage change. Flagstaff forests come alive with hues of yellow, gold and red from forests painted in aspen groves at Arizona Snowbowl ski resort to aspen trees along Heritage Square streets as well as in historic buildings throughout northern Arizona. However, you won’t just find great scenery at Arizona Snowbowl ski resort; fall also shows its colors all around town with maple and oak trees lining Heritage Square along with many historic buildings on streets throughout Northern Arizona streets that host gorgeous displays of maple and Oak trees lining downtown Heritage Square alongside historical buildings along streets full of history that make for wonderful photo opps from autumn foliage change!
Due to Flagstaff’s warm climate, foliage season typically begins in late September and lasts through October – making fall the ideal time for scenic drives, hikes through the woods or just relaxing by your cozy cabin in Coconino National Forest.