First Snow

This photo, sent in by reader Richard L. Edmonds, was the view of snowfall on Mt. Elden and the Peaks at sunrise Sunday morning.

Flagstaff received its first snow of the season Sunday, with the National Weather Service in Bellemont reporting an inch and Pulliam Airport receiving 0.7 inches.

Snowbowl, at 9,200 feet, had received six inches as of 11 a.m., and Williams had at least a couple inches of snowfall overnight.

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The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain Monday, dwindling to 10 percent on Tuesday. Precipitation may return next weekend. Temperatures should stay in the mid-50s this week, with lows dropping to the mid-30s.

The average first snowfall in Flagstaff is usually in November; the earliest was Sept. 19, 1965. The first measurable snowfall of last season didn't occur until Jan. 10 this year, which was the second latest first snow in Flagstaff history (Jan. 15, 2006).

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