KJACK Radio News 2-22-19

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Posted: Friday, February 22, 2019 8:00 am

I’m Nicholas Bratcher with KJACK Radio News and these are your top headlines for Friday, February Twenty-Second.

A record two feet of snow fell on Flagstaff yesterday, and forced the closure of schools, businesses and even medical clinics throughout the area.

Coconino County as well as the city of Prescott declared states of emergencies, and portions of both the I 17 and the I 40 were shut down.

According to the National Weather Service, Flagstaff Airport even beat a record of 10 inches which was set back in 1944.

Flagstaff was not the only area affected by the winter storm, to the Northwest a rare dusting of snow was seen in Las Vegas, prompting tourists to build a snowman near the city’s famous welcome sign. Forecasters say the Las Vegas snow could reach up to three inches near the city’s outskirts.

A famed World War II Veteran who fought for Civil Rights and served four US presidents has died.

Armando Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant joined the US Army following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and after the war, he worked as a teacher and activist for Mexican American Civil rights. He was eventually appointed Chief of Spanish speaking affairs at the US Department of Health, Education, and welfare, and served various other capacities under presidents Nixon, Carter, and Reagan. Rodriguez died of a stroke at his home in San Diego, he was ninety-seven years old.

Well the big winter storm we had yesterday is expected to finish up by tonight.

Our high today is twenty seven with a low of three degrees tonight.

The chance of snow is expected to be 80 percent today but should drop to twenty percent tonight.

So dress warm, be careful traveling, and stay indoors whenever possible.

This weekend things should brighten up, we’re expecting sunny skies with a high of 32 degrees Saturday and 36 degrees for Sunday.

Those were your top headlines, I’m Nicholas Bratcher with KJACK News.