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Winter Storm Watch Upgraded to Storm Warning

27 November 2019  

Make sure your emergency preparations are in place! 

Winter Storm Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 143 PM MST Wed Nov 27 2019

Yavapai County Mountains-Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Prescott and Sedona 143 PM MST Wed Nov 27 2019


* WHAT... Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 7 inches with localized amounts of 12 to 18 inches above 6500 feet. Snow levels will initially be near 7000 feet Thursday night, but lower to near 4000 to 4500 feet early Friday morning.
* WHERE... Areas above 4500 feet near Chino Valley, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona and Seligman.
* WHEN...11 PM Thursday to Midnight MST Friday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will cause patchy blowing and drifting snow.

Snow forecast from 11 PM Thursday to midnight Saturday:

Chino Valley 2 to 4 inches 
Paulden 2 to 4 inches 
Prescott 4 to 8 inches
Prescott Valley 3 to 5 inches 
Sedona 3 to 5 inches 
Seligman 3 to 5 inches


A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

28 Items You'll Want To Have Ready

  • Prescriptions 
  • Eye glasses
  • Extra water for people and pets
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Candles and matches or lighter
  • Cell phones, laptops, tablets fully charged (extra chargers, too, if you have them.)
  • Car gassed up
  • Plenty of food, including food that doesn't need to be cooked
  • Can opener
  • Warm clothing, including socks and boots, in a handy place (Don't want to have to dig in a pitch-black closet if the power goes out.)
  • List of emergency numbers, including doctor information
  • List of family numbers
  • Snow shovel
  • Firewood close by
  • Mittens, gloves, scarves
  • Baby diapers, wipes, formula
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Paper plates, cups, bowls, plastic utensils, paper towels (Who needs to do dishes at a time like this?)
  • Paper and pencil
  • Pet food
  • Some cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • First aid kit (with a whistle)
  • Simple tools for turning off utilities
  • Sleds and other snow toys
  • Board games, decks of cards
  • Ingredients for snow ice cream (recipe below)

In the event of a power outage, you'll want to take these steps:

  • Unplug electronic devices such as computers, TVs
  • Keep your refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible
  • Unplug your Christmas lights
  • Try not to open doors
  • Open any cabinet doors that reveal pipes to help keep them from freezing (under sinks, etc.)

 Here's a list from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

How to Make Snow Ice Cream


Clean bowl of snow 

To a clean bowl of snow, add a little vanilla and sugar to taste. Stir in a little milk, until the consistency is that of slightly gritty ice cream. 




Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She will be leaving for new adventures on May 15, 2020.