January 2, 2019 / Modified jan 2, 2019 10:36 a.m.

Photos: Storm Drops Snow on Southern Arizona

Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for the region until 5 p.m.

Snow driving cars hero Southern Arizonans got a taste of winter for the new year, 2019. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)

Snow was falling early Wednesday in the Tucson area and other communities across southeastern Arizona.

The state Department of Transportation reported whiteout conditions on State Route 90 near Sierra Vista and said it was sending plows to Interstate 10 in the Benson area.

The National Weather Service said snowfall by midmorning was beginning to decrease in Nogales in Santa Cruz County but was expected to intensity in Douglas in Cochise County as the morning went on.

Snowfall also was forecast in the White Mountains of east-central Arizona.

Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for the region until 5 p.m. MST.

Snow biosphere Snow blankets the desert around Biosphere 2, Jan. 1, 2019. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)
Cactus snow Cactus paddles carry snow dropped by a storm that ushered in the new year. Photo from Jan. 1, 2019. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)
Barbed wire snow Snow below the Santa Catalina Mountains, near Oracle, January 2019. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)
Snow desert Desert flora covered in snow near South Willow Springs Road, Jan. 1, 2019. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)
Snow mountains Snow on the Tortolita Mountains. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)
Snow highway Drivers on Arizona State Route 77 had a view of desert covered in snow, Jan. 1, 2019. (PHOTO: Christopher Conover, AZPM)

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