3/8/2013 6:01:00 AM Winter's got at least one punch left
KINGMAN - The record high in Kingman for March 8 is 84 degrees and was set in 1910.
That record is safe for at least one more year.
Today's forecast calls for a high of 46, a low of 34 and a 70 percent chance of precipitation, along with a winter weather advisory that began at 6 a.m. today and continues through 5 p.m. Saturday.
In other words, the slightly above average temperatures of the last few days are outta here - but a warming trend is going to be chasing this cold front.
For today, the National Weather Service in Las Vegas has a forecast that calls for snow above 4,500 feet and rain at lower elevations. The precipitation is expected to spread across Mohave County early this morning and persist through this evening before gradually tapering off to intermittent showers on Saturday.
Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches above 4,500 feet are expected, with winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Those periods of snow could cause travel difficulties on I-40 east of Fort Rock and on Hualapai Mountain Road, according to the National Weather Service. Snow-covered roads and limited visibility are anticipated.
By Sunday the temperature is expected to reach 57 degrees, and the warming trend hits 64 on Monday, 70 on Tuesday, and all the way up to 77 by next Saturday.