Weather forecasters say the temperatures will gradually warm up this week in Arizona and should eliminate the possibility of more record low temperatures any time soon.
The last time Flagstaff had temperatures colder than they've been over the past five days was in late December 1990. This time around, the high was about 25 degrees over five days, and the low was negative nine degrees.
The much lower-lying Phoenix area is under a freeze warning until this morning (Wednesday 16), with a hard freeze warning in effect for Kingman, Tucson and other parts of southeastern Arizona.
Lettuce growers in our area are facing shortages because of persistent cold weather that has reduced the quality of the crops.