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Monday, 23 January 2017 00:31

Storm #3 Arrives with More Precipitation Featured

National Weather Service - Flagstaff

The National Weather Service issues an urgent winter weather warning.

Urgent - Winter weather message National Weather Service, Flagstaff, AZ. 907 PM MST Sun Jan 22 2017

Kaibab Plateau-Grand Canyon Country-Coconino Plateau- Yavapai County Mountains-Western Mogollon Rim- including the cities of...Jacob Lake...Grand Canyon Village... Valle…Flagstaff

907 PM MST Sun Jan 22 2017

...winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 AM MST Tuesday above 6000 feet…

* Timing... light to moderate snow will increase in intensity later tonight and continuing... heavy at times... through early Tuesday morning.

* General event total snow accumulations... 8 to 16 inches. For areas above 6000 feet elevation. Higher amounts possible along southwest facing slopes of the Mogollon Rim and the Kaibab Plateau. Consult point specific forecast at: weather.gov/flagstaff.

* Additional snowfall from 9 pm MST this evening until 5 AM MST Tuesday... Doney Park 6 to 10 inches, Flagstaff 9 to 15 inches, Grand Canyon 7 to 11 inches, Jacob Lake 8 to 12 inches, North Rim 12 to 18 inches, Valle 4 to 6 inches, Williams 6 to 10 inches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A winter storm warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring… Due to significant amounts of snow and strong winds producing limited visibilities.

Driving will be extremely dangerous during this storm. For the latest road conditions and closures… Call the ADOT Freeway Management System at 1-888-411-7623 or visit their web site at www.az511.com. Additional weather information is on the web at www.weather.gov/Flagstaff.

Hazardous weather outlook National Weather Service, Flagstaff, AZ. 309 PM MST Sun Jan 22 2017

Kaibab Plateau-Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country- Coconino Plateau-Yavapai County mountains- northeast Plateaus and Mesas Hwy 264 northward-Chinle Valley- Chuska mountains and Defiance Plateau- Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County- Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County- Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County- western Mogollon Rim-eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains- Northern Gila County-Yavapai County Valleys and basins- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons-Black Mesa area- northeast Plateaus and Mesas south of Hwy 264-

309 PM MST Sun Jan 22 2017 this hazardous weather outlook is for Apache...Coconino... Northern Gila...Navajo...and yavapai counties in Northern Arizona.

Day one…This afternoon and tonight the third of three storm systems will bring rain and snow, as well as strong winds, to Northern Arizona starting today. Rain and snow will continue to increase from west to east through the day. The best chances for heavy precipitation will be from late this evening through late Monday night. A winter storm warning has been issued for most locations above 6000 feet for additional details please consult point specific forecasts at: weather.gov/Flagstaff late tonight through early Monday morning… Winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts over 45 mph are likely to develop downwind of terrain features including the Highway 89 corridor from Doney Park to Cameron… And the Houserock Valley along Highway 89a east of Jacob Lake.

Days two through seven… Monday through Saturday the storm system is forecast to bring rain and snow, as well as very strong winds, to Northern Arizona Monday and early Tuesday. The best chances for precipitation will end early Tuesday morning. Dangerous travel conditions are likely due to snow packed and slick roads. Visibilities could also be severely reduced due to blowing and drifting snow. Clearing is expected on Tuesday, but very cold morning low temperatures are forecast through the week. Low temperatures in the teens to single digits are likely across the majority of Northern Arizona`s high country.



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