Near-record snowfall for Bisbee, Sierra Vista

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SIERRA VISTA — Monday’s early morning snowfall reached near-record levels in Bisbee and Sierra Vista according to initial measurements by the Tucson office of the National Weather Service.

With rain freezing at around 3 a.m., an estimated nine inches of snow fell on parts of Bisbee, making it one of the largest single snowfalls since records began being kept in 1985, said Meteorologist Carl Cerniglia.

It looks like it’s in the top three for Bisbee,” he said.

Sierra Vista’s 2.7 inches was enough to make Monday’s snowfall “in the top 5” of recorded days since 1982.

Douglas and Naco recorded three inches and eight inches of snow, respectively.

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Sumtingwong on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 8:54am

LOL, Yesterday the Herald had an article about the snow, calling it a
dusting. Today the same snowfall is near a record.

Ran Talbott on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 2:45pm

“Today the same snowfall is near a record”

Well, no: that article was about the snow that “Sierra Vista woke up to”.
I.e., what fell overnight.

This one is about the snow that fell later.

Do try to keep up, so you don’t embarrass yourself.

Sumtingwong on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 7:28pm

Tell us, and get real, how much snow fell after early AM?

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