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Snow in Cochise County brings out visitors, residents

Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 20:11:34-05

BISBEE, Ariz. - A winter storm rolled into cities in southern Arizona bringing snow into all parts of Cochise County.

In Sierra Vista, residents saw a few inches of snow early Friday morning, which quickly started disappearing by noon.

In Bisbee, residents and visitors saw the snow stick around a little bit longer.

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Stephen Smith and his family live in Whetstone but decided to take a tour of the nearby towns to checkout some of the snow accumulation.

"When it snows we just make it a tradition and make that loop, you know," said Smith.

Smith said his grandkids are from Alabama and don't get to see snow in the desert too often, so he had to take advantage of the weather.

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"We went to Coronado National Monument, there was probably around four or five inches on the ground up close to the pass," said Smith

Estevan Cruz and his family went to even greater lengths to see the snow. Cruz drove from Agua Prieta, Mexico to Bisbee.

He said as soon as he and his family found out snow was on the way, they hopped in the car and made the 30 minute drive across the border.

"We have a lot of fun, we do snow angels, take good pictures, videos, spending time with my family, it's great," said Cruz.