Monday, March 19, 2012

Sierra Vista, Arizona-Tucson, Arizona (March 19, 2012)

This short drive of 73 miles was not without incident.  We started out with ominous skies.

Just as we cleared the Sierra Vista city limits we were inundated by blowing snow and dropping temperatures.  The roads immediately became very slippery and we, and all other traffic, slowed to a crawl.  At 10:30 AM it was extremely dark and nearly a white-out condition.

But just a few minutes later we drove out of it and the sun shone brightly.  This snow squall dumped nearly an inch in its path within several minutes, but luckily we were not in it but a few minutes.  The rest of the journey to Tucson was uneventful.

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