Winter Storm Ushers in 2015

Snow began falling in Prescott on New Year's Eve and continued through New Year's Day as a winter storm moved into and triggered storm warnings across much of the state.

Motorists in Prescott had to contend with some slick and slippery roads as the City's Street Maintenance Crews worked 12-hour shifts spreading a mixture of cinders and a de-icing agent and plowing the roads.

The Prescott area saw snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches before the storm moved out.

The National Weather Service said even north Scottsdale and Cave Creek, suburbs just north of Phoenix, got a rare and light dusting of snow.

This system exited on New Year's Day, leaving very cold air behind. Sunshine returned, however, and temperatures are expected to slowing climb to the upper 50's the first week of January, 2015.