Flagstaff leading Anchorage in snowfall

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 12 (UPI) -- It's hard to believe but Flagstaff, Ariz., has had more snow this year than either Anchorage, Alaska, or Buffalo, N.Y., the National Weather Service says.

The weather service says Flagstaff has racked up more than 11 feet of snow so far and is on the way to recording one of its snowiest seasons ever, the Arizona Republic reported Friday.


March usually produces a lot of snow so this winter could end up being Flagstaff's fifth snowiest, the forecasters say.

"I'm ready for it to be over," said David Blanchard of the NWS. "We're all getting a little tired of shoveling."

This season's heavy snowfall is attributed to warmer-than-normal sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean that can steer wetter storms to Arizona.

Latest Headlines