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Old 03-02-2019, 11:57 AM   #3001
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Snow near Phoenix not normal?
This is the most I've seen in 17 winters that I've come here. Sometimes there is a dusting on the peaks. Many of the locals had never seen this much snow, let alone in north Scottsdale.

Scottsdale doesn't have snowplows to my knowledge - I think the roads were plowed by road graders from construction sites. I attached a video - hope it comes through.
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Nope. According to several of the people we know who have lived here for over 50 years, this was the coldest, wettest winter in their memory. Scottsdale covers a large area - the far north portion is at about 3,500 feet - they received more snow than the southern part of the city. We are at about 1,500 feet and we had mostly rain, with a few flurries. Fountain Hills. about 12 miles to the east, had measurable snow in the 1 to 3 inch range, but it had melted by the next day.

As far as I know, there are no snowplows in the greater Phoenix area. We are far more prone to flooding as the drainage is really poor.

Portland OR has to borrow snowplows from Seattle when they have snow. They used to get very little and it always melted by the next day. The past few winters have been much colder with more snow than in the past. And their summers have a few over 100 degree days which has not happened in the last 30 years.
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