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Old 03-13-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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Wink Snow in Prescott ?

How many days of snow this winter and depth and how long the snow remained before it melted. We just need to know if we should bring snow shovels,tirechains etc. We are moving from central vermont. Thank you in advance for any replies or advice on Prescott and surrounding areas.

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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How many days of snow this winter and depth and how long the snow remained before it melted. We just need to know if we should bring snow shovels,tirechains etc. We are moving from central vermont. Thank you in advance for any replies or advice on Prescott and surrounding areas.
Others can answer your question regarding general advice, but if you want accurate weather statistics, Google is your friend. Anyone posting in response to that portion of your post will be quoting a source they also found by Googling, etc.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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We have had about 5 total days of snow since November. One of those just barely dusted us but it counts as snow. For the most part what we get goes away in a few days but we did have a bigger storm that hit us the end of December that made a mess. It ranged from around 4" on the north end of town to some 10" or more on the SW side I guess.
It was a wet snow to start and then got very cold (for quite a long time) and froze forming a good base that was hard to remove. The city plows had a time getting rids of it and it was on the ground for a couple of weeks.
That was the worst storm that stayed on the ground here in the 3 seasons I have been here so far.
The last storm we had dropped an average of some 5-6" around town on a a Sunday and was nearly all melted off by Tuesday. Much drier I guess and it was much warmer following the storm needless to say.
I am told by locals they remember snow downtown in early June but that was rare and a long time ago.
According to history and what others say Prescott used to get more snow but the climate has changed somewhat I guess.
It appears to me that we get snow around the end of November and get maybe 6-9 events up into March or even April at times. Most times it ranges from a dusting to a few inches and does not last long in town.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:55 PM
 
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Talking Snow in Prescott

Thank you kimballette for your reply but i have tried searching weather and other sites. I am not as astute on the computer as I should be so bear with me thank you.

Thank you keninaz for your reply from what you have told me about this winters snowfall. I can sell my snowshoes. Here in central today 3/11/11 we have between four and five of snow on the ground. We are ready for spring in a big way. Can anyone tell me what the largest one day snowfall in anyones local memory. Hope any answers to question come from anybody who did not have to walk five miles to school uphill. Then at the end of the day turn around
at the end of day to walk five miles uphill home as unlikely as it seems this what I have been told Believe or not. I hope you all have pleasant memories of your childhood. Laugh and reply.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Here is some information I have come up with~

PRESCOTT, ARIZONA - Climate Summary
Prescott, Arizona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Long report here, but good reading~
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/techMemos/TM-274.pdf

And finally, if I remember right, reading in the local paper Prescott had a big snowfall in 1956 that caused quite a bit of problems locally but it was unusual.
I hope this helps.

On edit, I found this site that gives yearly snowfall going back over 100 years~~

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMONtsnf.pl?azpres

This is my 3rd season here and Winter is not over yet. I live on the SW side and from what I have been told and seen so far we get more snow than central or North Prescott. I always get more at my home than the paper reports anyway. In the last 3 seasons I don't' think we have had more than 18-24" at my home total in a year.
I have a snow shovel but I also have a bad back and shoveling snow, as infrequent as it is, gives me problems so I bought a small electric snow blower that really saves my back to clean my driveway and it works very well.
You just don't seem to see tire chains or studded tires around here like you do in heavy snow climates and the snowplows keep up with the snowfalls for the most part fairly well. That one that I mentioned earlier the end of this December did give them troubles however. But getting around town with a typical front wheel drive for the most part has not been a problem.
I would not have to get it out of my sloped driveway for the period it's there for the most part except I don't want my van sliding on it, compacting it to ice and them risking falling on it ourselves getting into the house.

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