It’s been a while since the western US saw anything resembling the system that slammed the west coast early this week. Partially because of this, we saw mudslides through terrain weakened by recent wildfires, record breaking rain in the Las Vegas area and a very diverse couple of days of weather in Prescott, for our forecast verification. After a trace of rain on Monday, Tuesday turned completely wild, with temperatures spiking in the low 60s again, allowing enough instability for thunderstorms. There was enough energy, though, that there were also snow showers by the end of the day, That’s a pretty crazy day for Arizona! The forecast wasn’t great, but Accuweather was able to separate from the crowd.
Actuals: Monday – Trace of rain, High 61, Low 35
Tuesday – 63 inches of precipitation High 61, Low 37