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Bellemont, Arizona

Bellemont, Arizona
Unincorporated community
A snow covered field in Bellemont, AZ during winter
A snow covered field in Bellemont, AZ during winter
Bellemont, Arizona is located in Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Bellemont, Arizona
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Arizona
County Coconino
Elevation 7,132 ft (2,174 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
ZIP code 86015
Area code(s) 928
GNIS feature ID 26201[1]

Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States. Bellemont is located along Interstate 40 11 miles (18 km) west-northwest of Flagstaff. Bellemont at an elevation of 7,132 feet above sea level claims to be the highest settlement along the historic Route 66. Bellemont was a known water stop on historic Route 66, due to local springs. As of June 2012 Bellemont has an estimated population of 893.[2]

In October 2010 Bellement was struck by a tornado.[3] The tornado damaged 15 homes in the community, to the point "that they were uninhabitable", resulting in evacuation of about 30 people.[3] A train and 30 recreational vehicles were damaged, but "No serious injuries or deaths were reported."[3]

Bellemont is the location for the Flagstaff field office for the National Weather Service. [4]

Climate

This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellemont has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bellemont, Arizona
  2. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&_zip=86015
  3. ^ a b c "Tornadoes derail train, smash homes in N. Arizona," Associated Press, October 6, 2010. Found at yahoo news. Accessed October 6, 2010.
  4. ^ http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/vws/location.php?wfo=fgz
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Carpinteria, California
  • They Came To The Mountain, by Platt Cline, Northern Arizona University with Northland Press, 1976.
  • The Santa Fe Route Railroads of Arizona Vol. 4 by David F. Myrick, Signature Press 1998.


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