Know Snow ❄️

Be prepared, be safe and enjoy our winter wonderland

A single snowflake drifts from the sky and lands on your sweater — a thing of beauty with its unique crystalline structure.

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But this one snowflake has many friends, and according to the forecast they’re all headed to Flagstaff ⚠️

Are you winter ready?

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Whether it’s your first time in winter weather or you’ve been through a few seasons — here’s a few tips and tricks to get you ready for whatever comes our way. Trust us, the more prepared you are — the more fun you can have.

Stay informed 🙇

How much snow is too much? Are classes still on?

Any changes in campus operations will be posted here. Snow decisions will be made before 6 a.m., with the determination to cancel evening classes made by 4 p.m. The content on the page will not change if the university is operating on a normal schedule.

In the event of a snow closure, updates will be sent via email, NAU Alert, the NAU homepage, and NAU’s social media accounts.

For live, up-to-date info regarding Flagstaff weather, road closures and conditions — head to Twitter. If you’re not already following @ArizonaDOT and @NWSFlagstaff get on it! 👍

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Allow extra time for travel and prep your vehicle ⚠️

If you must travel during a winter storm warning, be sure to check for road closures and conditions. The Arizona Department of Transportation has live traffic cams and regularly updated feeds — with pictures too! Check their site before leaving, ask them questions on Twitter or call 511 for your specific travel route.

If you are driving, the key is SLOW and STEADY. Be aware of your surroundings and take extra precautions when on the roads.

You also want to create your winter kit — including an ice scraper, blankets, water, flashlight, extra batteries, and a first aid kit is a great idea too. #BePrepared

On campus? Ride the Louie Line, Rapid Ride or Mountain Link (Route 10) shuttles.

  • To track NAU and Mountain Link shuttles live, download the Mobile App.

Wear your winter-best 👞

It may seem obvious, but wearing the right clothes and boots will help avoid falls on icy surfaces.

Shoes with traction and jackets with layers are your best friends when the snow melts and re-freezes over night.

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Keep warm. Layering is key 😉

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Now that you’re prepared, here’s to enjoying the snow

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