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Friday, February 8, 2013

Winter weather advisory this weekend

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ

FRI FEB 8 2013



KAIBAB PLATEAU-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-COCONINO PLATEAU-

YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-

EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-

YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FREDONIA...GRAND CANYON VILLAGE...SUPAI...PRESCOTT...FLAGSTAFF...PAYSON...COTTONWOOD...CAMP VERDE...SEDONA



...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 PM MST SATURDAY...

* TIMING...EXPECT PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 5 PM MST ON SATURDAY. PERIODS OF LIGHTER SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY.



* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 7 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET. BELOW 6000 FEET...EXPECT 1 TO 4 INCHES. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY OVER THE KAIBAB PLATEAU AND HIGHER PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM WHERE 7 TO 10 INCHES IS EXPECTED.



* IMPACTS...IF YOU ARE TRAVELING IN NORTHERN ARIZONA FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY...BE PREPARED FOR IFFICULT WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS WITH LIMITED VISIBILITIES DUE TO SNOW ON ICY ROADWAYS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FALLING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. PLAN EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL... AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. TAKE EMERGENCY TRAVEL SUPPLIES INCLUDING WINTER CLOTHING...FOOD...WATER AND A FLASHLIGHT.



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.



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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ

FRI FEB 8 2013



SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-



THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST-CENTRAL ARIZONA.



.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.



RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW LATER THIS EVENING INTO SATURDAY WITH SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS MAINLY ABOVE 4000 FT BY SATURDAY MORNING.



SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES...WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE ALONG THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN PASSES.



.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.



SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY FOCUSED MAINLY OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY WILL DIMINISH BY LATE MONDAY.

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