Picturesque snowy landscape surprises valley residents - New York News

Picturesque snowy landscape surprises valley residents

Posted: Updated:
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. -

Today's storm made for some breathtaking views of the mountains. The landscape of the snow on the Superstition Mountains was just incredible.

Coming in to Apache Junction on the 202, it looked just like a post card. Most of the people we talked to just loved it.

"For a while it was coming down really heavy, really thick, just huge white flakes. I had the 2-year-old standing in front of the window going wow," says Apache Junction resident Amy Nolan.

Snow covered cactus stand at the base of a breathtaking view of the Superstition Mountains.

Amy Nolan and her family enjoy this postcard image from the front window of their Apache Junction home.

"You don't think about seeing stuff like that here, absolutely not, that's why I was so surprised. He was in the shower, when I came out I was like get out, you gotta see this."

"I think we've gotten more rain and precipitation this year than I've seen in 18 years," says Steve Nolan.

"It was freezing cold," says Elizabeth Nolan.

Elizabeth was at school when the snow started to fall.

"I was like wow it's hailing… I told them no its snow because it would melt so fast."

By late afternoon, more dark clouds and more rain. This rare appearance in the desert caused cars to pull over.

The view was so gorgeous residents just couldn't help but stop and take a picture.

"It looks beautiful, pretty, that's why I'm out taking some pictures," says Chad Anderson.

But not everyone loves this weather. Amy's husband says he moved to Arizona to get away from this stuff.

"I think I moved clear across the country from Vermont for I don't know what!" laughs Steve.

Slideshow: Desert paradise transformed into a winter wonderland

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Spy device live-Tweets private conversations

    Spy device live-Tweets private conversations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:29:10 GMT
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically live-Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
    A tiny new spy device aims to automatically live-Tweet overheard conversations. It's called Conversnitch.  Brian House and Kyle McDonald are behind the eavesdropping device.  They say it bridges the gap between (presumed) private physical space and public space online.
  • Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Toddler falls from 3-story window, not hurt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:42:24 GMT
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
    New York City police say a 2-year-old boy fell out of a third-story window overnight but was not hurt.
  • De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    De Blasio's carriage horse ban stalls

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:20:13 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues.
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