Snow in and Around Phoenix

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow in Carefree, AZ
    ••• Carefree, AZ Snow in Carefree, AZ.

    We don't get much snow in Phoenix. Although you may have heard about snowball fights taking place, and snowmen (and snowwomen) being erected around town on March 11, 2006, the official weather for Phoenix happens at Sky Harbor International Airport, and there was no measurable snow there. In the higher elevations surrounding the Phoenix metro area, at around 2,000 of elevation and higher, there was snow.

    Here are some photos of snow submitted by About Phoenix Visitors. We had snow in the Greater Phoenix area on December 6, 1998. I know, because I had a holiday staff party at my house that evening! The snow was in the northeast part of the Valley. Then, on February 20, 2013 there were many snow sightings in Scottsdale and North Phoenix. It still didn't officially count because there was no snow at Sky Harbor Airport. The last time there was officially measurable snow in Phoenix was in 1937.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this...MORE gallery.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken at Cave Creek and Desert Hills, in Carefree, Arizona on March 11, 2006. The elevation at Carefree is about 2,200 ft. Photo provided courtesy of Marcia The Art of Photography.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow in Carefree
    ••• Snow in Carefree.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken at Cave Creek and Mirabel, at the entrance to Mirabel Estates, in Carefree, Arizona on March 11, 2006. The elevation at Carefree is about 2,200 ft. Photo provided courtesy of Marcia The Art of Photography.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow in Scottsdale, Arizona
    ••• Scottsdale, AZ Snow in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken at Scottsdale Road and Westfall, in North Scottsdale, Arizona on March 12, 2006. Photo provided courtesy of Marcia The Art of Photography.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow in Carefree, Arizona
    ••• Carefree, AZ Snow in Carefree, Arizona.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken at Cave Creek and Bloody Basin, in Carefree, Arizona on March 12, 2006. Photo provided courtesy of Marcia The Art of Photography.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow in Phoenix
    ••• On the Way to Sunflower, AZ on Highway 87 Snow in Phoenix. ©2006 Hope Carcamo, used with permission

    Hope Carcamo saw a lovely sight while on her way from Phoenix to Sunflower on Highway 87 on Sunday, March 12, 2006. The elevation here is about 3,000 feet.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow on Superstition Mountains
    ••• Superstition Mountains Snow on Superstition Mountains.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    It is not uncommon to see snow on the Superstition Mountains, just east of Phoenix. The elevation of the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction is about 2,000 feet, and the Superstition Mountains rise to just over 5,000 feet. This photo was taken on March 12, 2006, the day after a major rain drenched greater Phoenix. It was submitted by Robert Trudell.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow on Superstition Mountains
    ••• Superstition Mountains Snow on Superstition Mountains.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    It is not uncommon to see snow on the Superstition Mountains, just east of Phoenix. The elevation of the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction is about 2,000 feet, and the Superstition Mountains rise to just over 5,000 feet. This photo was taken on March 12, 2006, the day after a major rain drenched greater Phoenix. It was submitted by Robert Trudell.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Snow on Superstition Mountains
    ••• Superstition Mountains Snow on Superstition Mountains.

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    It is not uncommon to see snow on the Superstition Mountains, just east of Phoenix. The elevation of the Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction is about 2,000 feet, and the Superstition Mountains rise to just over 5,000 feet. This photo was taken on March 12, 2006, the day after a major rain drenched greater Phoenix. It was submitted by Robert Trudell.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    Roosevelt, AZ
    ••• Roosevelt, AZ Snow in Roosevelt, AZ. © 2006 Debbie Krause, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken at Roosevelt, AZ, on March 11, 2006. Roosevelt is northeast of Phoenix at an approximate elevation of 2,300 ft.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    New River Snow
    ••• New River, Arizona. Snow Picture © Paul Brochner, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken on March 11, 2006 from New River, and shows the snow along the New River Ridge. New River is just north of Phoenix.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    New River Snow
    ••• New River, Arizona. Snow Picture © Paul Brochner, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken on March 11, 2006 from New River, and shows the snow along the New River Ridge. New River is just north of Phoenix.

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    Snow in Phoenix

    New River Snow
    ••• New River, Arizona. Snow Picture © Paul Brochner, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    This picture was taken on March 11, 2006 from New River, and shows the snow along the New River Ridge. New River is just north of Phoenix.

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    Snow in Carefree, Arizona

    Snow capped mountains in Carefree, Arizona
    ••• Carefree Mountains Snow-capped mountains in Carefree, Arizona. © Michael R. Venokur, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    It is not uncommon to see snow in the mountains north of Phoenix in the Carefree area. This photo was taken on February 26, 2011.

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    Snow in Cave Creek, Arizona

    Snow in Cave Creek Arizona
    ••• An Unusual Desert Sight From the photographer: "Here's my Cave Creek backyard on the on March 11, 2006. It was beautiful, but a little chilly!". © Nina Spitzer, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow in Phoenix, Arizona

    Snowy day in Phoenix Arizona
    ••• An Unusual Desert Sight This view of a stormy afternoon in Phoenix Arizona, where rain led to snow in parts of the Valley, was taken from Rustler's Rooste. That's a restaurant in South Phoenix. © Ashley Allen, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow in Scottsdale, Arizona

    Snow at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
    ••• An Unusual Desert Sight On February 20, 2013 an all-day rain turned to snow when temperatures dipped in Scottsdale. This picture was taken outside the clubhouse at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Arizona Diamondbacks play Spring Training baseball. Photo credit: L.M. Parr/Arizona Diamondbacks, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow and a Rainbow in Scottsdale, Arizona

    Snow at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
    ••• An Unusual Desert Sight On February 20, 2013 an all-day rain turned to snow when temperatures dipped in Scottsdale. This picture was taken at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Arizona Diamondbacks play Spring Training baseball. Photo credit: L.M. Parr/Arizona Diamondbacks, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow and Baseball in Scottsdale, Arizona?

    Snow at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
    ••• Yes, It Was Real On February 20, 2013 an all-day rain turned to snow when temperatures dipped in Scottsdale. Pictured here, the baseball diamond at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, where the Arizona Diamondbacks play Spring Training baseball. Photo credit: L.M. Parr/Arizona Diamondbacks, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    So, How Do You Make a Snowball?

    Snow in Cave Creek
    ••• Desert Girls in the Snow Three sisters in Cave Creek, Arizona take advantage of an unusual desert opportunity -- a snowball fight! Photo taken February 20, 2013. © Mary Beth Procopio, used with permission

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow or Hail?

    Snow in Phoenix
    ••• Phoenix Gets Some Unusual Weather This photo was taken on February 20, 2013 in the area of 64th Street between Cactus and Shea in Phoenix. You can see that the snow looks a bit like hail, only slushier. © Benjamin Rosales

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Snow in the Desert

    Snow in Phoenix
    ••• Phoenix Gets Some Unusual Weather This photo was taken on February 20, 2013 in the area of 64th Street between Cactus and Shea in Phoenix. Snow sightings were restricted to a few areas of town, mostly in the northern half of the county. © Benjamin Rosales

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    Whoa, What's That on My Car?

    Snowy Car in Phoenix
    ••• Phoenix Gets Some Unusual Weather This photo was taken on February 20, 2013 in the area of 64th Street between Cactus and Shea in Phoenix. Most Phoenix drivers have never seen this stuff on their car in Phoenix before. © Benjamin Rosales

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    A Desert Dusting

    A Desert Dusting of Snow
    ••• Phoenix Gets Some Unusual Weather This photo was taken on February 20, 2013 in the area of 64th Street between Cactus and Shea in Phoenix. The desert rocks are dusted with snow. © Benjamin Rosales

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

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    A Snowy Golf Tournament in Southern AZ

    Snow in Marana
    ••• Marana Gets Some Unusual Weather On February 20, 2013 play at the World Championship of Golf near Tucson was suspended due to snow. While the elevation is higher there -- about 2,000 feet -- than in Phoenix, snow is a very unusual occurrence in the desert. Typical daily temperatures in Marana range from lows in the 40s to highs in the 60s in February!. Getty Images

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    Each February some of the top golfers on the PGA Tour ised to travel to Marana, AZ (that's near Tucson) for a match play tournament at the beautiful Golf Club at Dove Mountain for the World Golf Championships. Many golf fans from the Phoenix area drove down to watch this tournament. Now they stay in warm, sunny Phoenix for the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.

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    A Snowy Golf Tournament in Southern AZ

    Snow in Marana
    ••• Marana Gets Some Unusual Weather On February 20, 2013 play at the World Championship of Golf near Tucson was suspended due to snow. While the elevation is higher there -- about 2,000 feet -- than in Phoenix, snow is a very unusual occurrence in the desert. Typical daily temperatures in Marana range from lows in the 40s to highs in the 60s in February!. Getty Images

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    Each February some of the top golfers on the PGA Tour ised to travel to Marana, AZ (that's near Tucson) for a match play tournament at the beautiful Golf Club at Dove Mountain for the World Golf Championships. Many golf fans from the Phoenix area drove down to watch this tournament. Now they stay in warm, sunny Phoenix for the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.

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    A Snowy Golf Tournament in Southern AZ

    Snow in Marana
    ••• Marana Gets Some Unusual Weather On February 20, 2013 play at the World Championship of Golf near Tucson was suspended due to snow. While the elevation is higher there -- about 2,000 feet -- than in Phoenix, snow is a very unusual occurrence in the desert. Typical daily temperatures in Marana range from lows in the 40s to highs in the 60s in February!. Getty Images

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    Each February some of the top golfers on the PGA Tour ised to travel to Marana, AZ (that's near Tucson) for a match play tournament at the beautiful Golf Club at Dove Mountain for the World Golf Championships. Many golf fans from the Phoenix area drove down to watch this tournament. Now they stay in warm, sunny Phoenix for the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.

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    A Snowy Golf Tournament in Southern AZ

    Snow in Marana
    ••• Marana Gets Some Unusual Weather On February 20, 2013 play at the World Championship of Golf near Tucson was suspended due to snow. While the elevation is higher there -- about 2,000 feet -- than in Phoenix, snow is a very unusual occurrence in the desert. Typical daily temperatures in Marana range from lows in the 40s to highs in the 60s in February!. Getty Images

    Did you take pictures of the snow around Phoenix? You can submit them for inclusion in this gallery.

    Each February some of the top golfers on the PGA Tour ised to travel to Marana, AZ (that's near Tucson) for a match play tournament at the beautiful Golf Club at Dove Mountain for the World Golf Championships. Many golf fans from the Phoenix area drove down to watch this tournament. Now they stay in warm, sunny Phoenix for the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.