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On Sunday, Doney Park was hit with notably high winds coming off the mountains. Gusts reaching as high as 65 mph that day led to trampolines being lifted away, sheds badly damaged and at least one report of a fallen ponderosa pine tree.
The low temperatures aren’t necessarily surprising for Flagstaff, or other parts of northeastern Arizona where some areas saw anywhere from 7 to 13 inches of snow. However, this cold front has slammed into a large majority of the west, according to Brian Klimowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
“It was a very significant and highly unusual event for this part of the country, moreso for the northern Rockies and the cities that spent multiple days of record low temperatures in Montana,” Klimowski said.
APS reported as many as 324 customers without power as the wind knocked down branches and power lines beginning at 9:33 p.m. Monday night.
The outages affected homes from Appalachian Road to Cedar Avenue and Paradise Road to Fourth Street, according to APS spokesman Jim McDonald. Power was restored to the area by 1:33 p.m. Tuesday.
This week, Flagstaff can expect weather peaking at 59 to 65 degrees and dropping to temperatures around 22 to 31 degrees overnight. Winds are forecast to decrease to 4 to 10 mph, never gusting higher than 21 mph.