Bellemont, Arizona Information
A field in Bellemont, Arizona
BELLEMONT ARIZONA Latitude and Longitude:
|Elevation||7,132 ft (2,174 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 ( Mountain (MST))|
|GNIS feature ID||26201 |
Bellemont is an unincorporated community in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, along Interstate 40 about 11 miles (18 km) west-northwest of Flagstaff. At an elevation of 7,132 feet (2,174 m), it is claimed to be the highest settlement along historic Route 66. It was a known water stop due to its local springs. As of June 2012, it had an estimated population of 893. 
In October 2010, Bellemont was struck by a tornado.  It made 15 homes uninhabitable, resulting in the evacuation of about 30 people.  A train and 30 recreational vehicles were damaged, but no serious injuries or deaths were reported. 
The Bellemont region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C). It has an average 240 days per year with temperatures below 32 °F (0 °C), making it colder than Fairbanks, Alaska. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bellemont has a continental climate (abbreviated "Dsb" on climate maps). 
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bellemont, Arizona
- "Tornadoes derail train, smash homes in N. Arizona," Associated Press, October 6, 2010. Found at yahoo news Archived October 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- 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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