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Northern Arizona gets rare dose of late-season snow

May. 23, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona had a rare dose of late-season snow. Some parts of the region received only traces. But the National Weather Service recorded inches of snow in Williams, Flagstaff and Grand Canyon Village. The weather service says measurable snowfall in Flagstaff in late May is...

Heavy snow in Black Hills causing flooding concerns

May. 23, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Flooding is a top concern in the Black Hills this Memorial Day weekend after two days of heavy snow and rain. The Pactola Reservoir and Rapid Creek are already at high levels and rising after the lake received 25 inches (63.5 centimeters) of snow as of Wednesday, National Weather...

Central Sierra Nevada to get more snow

May. 23, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The central Sierra Nevada is expected to get more late-spring snow ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. The National Weather Service says winter weather advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. Thursday to 11 p.m. for elevations above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), including...

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

May. 22, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems dropping out of Canada were expected to continue into the...

South Dakota governor requests federal disaster help

May. 22, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is asking for a presidential disaster declaration because of property damage caused by a snowstorm and flooding this spring. Noem requested the federal aid in a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The governor asked for the Federal Emergency...

Spring snowfall likely to affect travel in northern Arizona

May. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are advising travelers and commuters using roads and highways of higher elevations of northern Arizona to be prepared for potentially hazardous driving conditions through Thursday morning due to a late-season snowstorm. The National Weather Service says the heaviest snow...

Trump signs disaster declaration for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation and directed that federal officials provide aid as reimbursement for expenses stemming from a major snowstorm and subsequent flooding in late February. The White House announcement Wednesday said...

Disaster declaration to free up funds for Navajo Nation

May. 22, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a disaster declaration for the Navajo Nation in response to severe storms earlier this year. The Navajo president's office announced the declaration Tuesday, saying the move will free up federal funds to reimburse emergency spending related...

Heavy snow closes Mount Rushmore monument in South Dakota

May. 21, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow has forced the Mount Rushmore National Memorial to close in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. Blaine Kortemeyer, assistant chief of interpretation at Mount Rushmore, says the park closed Tuesday morning for the safety of visitors and staff. Kortemeyer says park...

Wet spring delays California crops, snow elsewhere in West

May. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California growers are frustrated by an unusually wet spring that has delayed the planting of some crops like rice and damaged others including strawberries and wine grapes. The state's wet conditions come as much of the West is experiencing weird weather. Colorado and Wyoming got an...