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Heavy Snow and High Winds in the West; Lake Effect Snow in the Great Lakes

A Pacific storm moving across the Northwest with a trailing cold front sweeping through the West will continue heavy snow over the Cascades, northern Rockies, and the Sierra into Thursday night. High winds are forecast on the High Plains Thursday into Friday. Heavy lake effect snow will continue downwind of the Great Lakes into Thursday. Read More >

Learn about and explore a variety of historical and record-breaking weather and environmental events that have impacted the people, canyons, deserts, and mountains of northern Arizona. Each event summary includes a detailed description of the event, meteorological figures, including radar and satellite, as well as any pictures that were captured during the event by the public or NWS employees. Navigate through the tabs on this page to learn more about past significant weather events in northern Arizona.

2022

Tornadoes

  • 2022 - October 3: EF-1 Tornado near Williams

  • 2021

    Flash Flooding

  • 2021 - August 18-19: Verde River Flooding
  • 2021 - August 17: Flagstaff Flash Flood Emergency
  • 2021 - July 22-25: Northern Arizona Flooding
  • 2021 - July 13-14: Flagstaff Flooding
  • Tornadoes

  • 2021 - July 10: Clints Well Tornado
  • Wildfires

  • 2021 - June: Dry Lightning ignited Wildfires
  • Winter Weather

  • 2021 - January 25-26: Second of Two Storms

  • 2020

    Wildfires

  • 2020 - June 8 - Early July: Mangum Fire

  • 2019

    Flash Flooding

  • 2019 - February 15: Verde Valley Flooding
  • Severe Thunderstorms

  • 2019 - September 26: Spring Valley Severe Thunderstorm
  • Wildfires

  • 2019 - July 21 - August 12: Museum Fire
  • Winter Weather

  • 2019 - November 28-30: Thanksgiving Snowstorm
  • 2019 - February 20-22: Historic Snowstorm

  • 2018

    Flash Flooding

  • 2018 - July 11-12: Supai Flooding

  • 2017

    Flash Flooding

  • 2017 - July 19: Goodwin Fire Scar/Mayer Flooding
  • 2017 - July 15: Ellison Creek Flooding

  • 2014

    Tornadoes

  • 2014 - September 27: Prescott Tornado

  • 2013

    Wildfires

  • 2013 - June 28 - July 10: Yarnell Fire

  • 2010

    Think the year 2010 was a busy year for high impact weather events in northern Arizona? Well, you would be right in that recollection. Visit our 2010 homepage to view summaries of each high impact event that occurred that year!

    Flash Flooding

  • 2010 - July 20: Doney Park Flooding
  • Tornadoes

  • 2010 - October 6: Tornado Outbreak
  • Wildfires

  • 2010 - June 20-24: Schultz Fire
  • Winter Weather

  • 2010 - January 18-23: Heavy Snowfall

  • 2009

    Flash Flooding

  • 2009 - September 10: Sedona Flooding


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