14 Inches of Snow Hit ... Arizona

Flagstaff schools closed thanks to more than a foot of unseasonable snow
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2012 9:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – From the Midwest to the Northeast, much of the country is enjoying what feels more like summer than the last day of winter today, but not Arizona; parts of the state are buried under snow following a rare, late-winter storm, CNN reports. The state has closed 180 miles of Interstate 40, and schools have been shuttered in places like Flagstaff, which got as much as 14 inches over the weekend.

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"The other day it was 65 degrees, next day it is snowing, so it's been crazy," one Flagstaff resident said. "It killed a lot of people's travel plans because the highways are a mess." The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the central and eastern parts of the state through today. (Read more snow storm stories.)

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