Flagstaff’s Local Weather Man Lee Born Forecasts a Foot of New Snow for Arizona Snowbowl


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There is a Winter storm coming through the southwest this week that could bring more than a foot of snow to Arizona Snowbowl. Long time Flagstaff, AZ weather man, Lee Born, posted an update to the Facebook group, “Locals Who Still Believe In Flagstaff’s Weather Man, Lee Born”.

Born says that consistent models show precipitation beginning late Thursday and continuing into Saturday morning. Models show a warm and wet storm with mostly rain in Flagstaff, turning into snow near sunset on Friday. That doesn’t sound great for skiers, but Lee goes on to say that with snow levels above 8000’ there could be “a foot or more of snow on the Peaks.”

The National Weather Service weather discussion for Flagstaff echoes Lee’s forecast. “The main weather impacts for this week are still expected from Thursday evening through early Saturday.”

Lee Born isn’t just a Facebook forecaster. He earned a B.S. in Meteorology at San Jose State University and worked as a private aviation forecaster in the Bay Area. He has been forecasting and reporting weather in Northern Arizona for over 15 years. Lee came to Flagstaff in 2001 as the Chief Meteorologist for KNAZ. He brought the weather to locals for 7 years at the NBC affiliate until the station stopped broadcasting in 2008. Today, Lee is the Chief Meteorologist for both KNAU and NAZ Today.

If you’re heading to Arizona Snowbowl this weekend looking for a powder day, plan on Saturday. But, dress warm as highs are looking to be in the mid 20’s at the ski area.

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