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First snow falls on Arizona peaks
By Chris Kline
(ABC15, posted 11:54a) -- Rain turned to snow above Flagstaff and in the White Mountains on Sunday night.
About two inches fell near the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort at 9,000 feet, according to resort officials.
It's the first snow event of the season.
"After a disappointing season last winter, we certainly need this snow and we are hopeful for many more days over the next six months of this type of weather," said Snowbowl's General Manager, J.R. Murray.
"Our snow grooming equipment and shovels are ready for a work-out."
The National Weather Service is forecasting a return of El Nino to the southwest this winter. While it's unclear how strong the weather feature will be, Snowbowl received 50 percent more precipitation the last time it struck Arizona.
There's no more snow forecast in the seven-day outlook, but overnight temperatures should stay low enough for snow in the high country if more moisture arrives.
El Nino is a weather phenomenon where the temperature of the Pacific Ocean temporarily changes, affecting climate around the world.