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Watch: Rare Desert Snow Falls in Phoenix

The Plains blizzard brought unexpected snow to Arizona
Related: Winter


A saguaro cactus dusted with snow? It's not a sight you see often, that's for sure. Still, this week's massive Plains blizzard has stretched so far and wide that it's brought snow to a wide swath of locales, including Phoenix. Snow from the winter storm covered the ground and the surrounding mountains, leaving a beautiful, if unexpected, landscape.

PHOTOS ON SKYE: Massive Blizzard Strikes Plains

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ajakimiak

oh my God, its not a phenomenon, its just snow.

February 22 2013 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scotmccwyo

I guess there are cold days in Hades after all.

February 22 2013 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ARKY DESIGN BOY

Not to worry, it should melt by June.

February 21 2013 at 8:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sutt202

You can't tell people about climate change who don't want to hear it. They are Republicans and tea party and religious nut cases. Science means nothing to them. They where told it's gods will and just like terrorists who kill innocent people, they know they are right.

February 21 2013 at 8:29 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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elysianfields08

yes that's snow

February 21 2013 at 7:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chris.molloy

global warming is the worst name for the subject. global warming isn't just hotter temperatures, it's actually just more extreme weather in appropriate seasons, with longer, colder winters and hotter, longer summers. this is just bananerz

February 21 2013 at 7:03 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Prickles

You can't say that if it's cold it's proof of global warming and if it's hot it's proof of global warming. A theory must be able to predict the future to be a good theory. The current global warming models have not predicted the last twenty years. They should be discarded or modified!

February 21 2013 at 6:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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johnorr8

"The current global warming models have not predicted the last twenty years."

By and large the models have been predictive. While there have been some inaccuracies as far as land temperatures, which have remained statistically flat for about 8 years, ocean temperatures have continued to rise at a rate consistent with, and sometimes outpacing, the model.

February 21 2013 at 7:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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ARKY DESIGN BOY

Thank you Dr. Frankenreefer.

February 21 2013 at 8:36 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down
dcbrandtpd

Snow would be considered "foreign" in Arizona. Did Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio have it executed?

February 21 2013 at 6:28 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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fitzbeerman

No, just sent back where it came from.

February 21 2013 at 7:28 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Leslie Fletcher

The way the headline reads, this is "rare desert snow". it has nothing to do with the snow the rest of the country gets.

February 21 2013 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wwzander

I lived in Az 21 years ago. I remember it snowed once then too. Its not the first time, it won't be the last. I do enjoy reading some of the conspiracy theory nuts posts though. Please keep them coming!

February 21 2013 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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