Snowy day up north, rain falls in the valley - New York News

Snowy day up north, rain falls in the valley

Posted: Updated:
SEDONA, Ariz. -

There were rain showers and snowfall across Arizona on Monday. It surprised many people who were visiting the state, expecting to see sunshine.

ADOT has hundreds of cameras throughout the valley and Tucson, keeping an eye on the roadways and highways. They have a way to watch what's going on up north as well.

Dave and Ruth Million stopped at a scenic overlook outside Sedona to take in the view. The North Carolina residents are surprised to see snow.

"We were looking for sun, not what we've got in North Carolina," says Dave Million.

"We arrived to sunshine Friday and then woke up Saturday morning to nice fluffy snowman-building snow, it was beautiful," says Ruth.

Signs along the I-17 alerted motorists that highway 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff was closed early Monday due to heavy snow and ice.

"It freaked us out when we saw the electric sign that said ‘winter storm warning,' some road between Sedona and Flagstaff is closed, and I thought oh my god we're not going to be able to see anything," says Jeff Buchanan, visiting from Indiana.

This group visiting from Indiana missed the worst of it -- but still wasn't prepared for the cold.

"This is the heaviest jacket that I brought. So it is cold in Indiana. We just don't have the snow, we're kind of used to it," says Lanita Buchanan.

There's good news for those enjoying this winter weather. The National Weather Service is calling for more snow Monday night. Two to 4 more inches could fall in higher elevations.

"Oh it was just wonderful, I got very excited because it's been a long time since I saw snow," says Chris Benoist.

The Department Of Transportation had nearly 80 snowplows working to clear Arizona highways and is ready for more -- just like this couple staying the night up north.

"We might have hit it on one of the best days to take pictures," says Mike Benoist.

In the valley Monday morning, rain came down, just enough to keep the roads and sidewalks damp. A few snowflakes even fell in north Scottsdale and Cave Creek.

"I actually didn't think I was going to find snow, I just wanted to drive around in the rain, just get out of the house a little bit and I found snow instead," says Spencer Peters.

Phoenix will begin warming on Wednesday and rebound to near or above average.

Online: az511.gov

Upload your weather videos and pics: at pix.myfoxphoenix.com or email them to pix@myfoxphoenix.com.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:23:11 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
  • Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:22 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
  • Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:43:53 GMT
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices