WHITE MOUNTAINS—Weekend snowfall varied widely in the White Mountains during the first major storm to hit the area this season. Ken Daniel of the National Weather Service office in Flagstaff reported to the Independent that Flagstaff received 16 inches while Holbrook reported only one inch of snow.

SL Regional Airport

The Show Low Regional Airport 

Show Low Regional Airport received between five to eight inches while Springerville Airport had two inches accumulate on the runway. Eight to 11 inches fell in Pinetop-Lakeside, according to Daniel. Concho was surprised with eight to 12 inches while St. John’s reported one to two inches.

Racing with the snow

Gavin Miller, 5, of Phoenix, races down the snow hill Saturday after 9 inches of snow fell Friday. Gavin with his parents came up to play in the snow.

The Hon-Dah Resort tallied 8 to 10 inches while Sunrise Park Resort in Greer reported a whopping 29 inches.

Sunrise Park Resort entrance gates

Just before opening day, the gates at Sunrise were quiet and snowy.

Roadside assistance calls were predictably high. One towing service from Show Low, which contracts with AAA, reported 27 calls for service on Saturday alone.

Reach the reporter at rlynch@wmicentral.com

Reach the reporter at rlynch@wmicentral.com

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