Winter storm watch has been issued for early Thursday morning through Friday for all those Northern Arizona areas that are above 45 Hundred Feet. Cities that are included within the watch areas in Arizona are Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, Prescott, Williams, Chino Valley, The Grand Canyon, and the Sedona. The National Weather Services has come up with a forecast of 23 to as much as 30 inches of snow occurring in Williams and Flagstaff, around 14 to 20 inches of snow at the Grand Canyon’s Southern Rim, around 14 to 20 inches of snow in Doney Park, about eight to twelve inches in Prescott, and about four-to-eight inches of snow in Sedona and Prescott Valley. Moreover, the Arizona Snowbowl is expected to get somewhere between 3 feet and 4 feet of snow. It is believed that travel could prove to be quite difficult or almost impossible from 6 a.m. Thursday through midnight Friday. If you have major Thanksgiving weekend plans, you need to keep the storm alert in mind before making any plans. It could be a good idea to stick around at home if there are no special travel plans.
Seems Like Christmas Has Already Arrived at the Grand Canyon
Despite warnings of a winter storm across northern Arizona, people are still making Thanksgiving travel plans to the Grand Canyon which has been transformed into a ‘Winter Wonderland’. Even though we are just approaching Thanksgiving, it looks like Xmas has already arrived at the Grand Canyon. It was reported that the reputed Arizona national park was covered by snow last Thursday and visitors were warned regarding icy park roads, as well as, footpaths.
The Grand Canyon extends over 1.2 million acres and is supposed to be the 11th biggest national park in the U.S.A. It is undoubtedly, a spectacular natural habitat and snow last week had transformed this tourist hot spot into a true winter wonderland. With a warning of a winter storm, we expect to see more snow from Thursday morning. Meanwhile, it was reported that with season’s first snowfall, Flagstaff and other areas in Arizona are gearing up for the tourists during the Thanksgiving long weekend. Moreover, ski resorts are opening this weekend.
Great Tourist Attraction despite Winter Storm Alert
The Grand Canyon is all set to receive more snow during the expected winter storm that starts early Thursday morning. The Grand Canyon usually looks mesmerizing with a fine layer of snow sprinkled all over it. This could be a top tourist destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers. You could consider availing the Grand Canyon Train trip as it would be having the best of practically everything: You could enjoy travelling in a cozy and comfortable car for viewing the incredibly beautiful snowy scenery and even enjoy some good but old-fashioned entertainment. Snow dusted mountains and cacti look amazing. The tourists are happy to take selfies and pictures of the snow-covered fascinating Grand Canyon.
Get all set for an amazing Thanksgiving weekend but do not forget the freeze warnings issued by the National Weather Service for coming Thursday morning that should continue until Friday midnight.