Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 AM MST Wed Mar 29 2017

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Today...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Light winds.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southwest 20 to 30 mph with
gusts to around 45 mph in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Windy. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of
showers in the evening...mostly cloudy with a chance of showers
and snow showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation
40 percent.
.FRIDAY...Much cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
showers and snow showers.


               TEMPERATURE

               High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   77     49     79     51     61
Indian Garden   64     41     69     43     49
Near Rim        61     38     66     42     46

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Today...Mostly sunny. Northeast winds around 15 mph.
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Light winds.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southwest 20 to 30 mph with
gusts to around 50 mph in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in
the evening...a chance of snow showers after midnight. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
snow showers.


               TEMPERATURE

            High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    58     26     63     31     43
North Rim    57     32     62     35     41

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 AM MST Wed Mar 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...A low pressure center in New Mexico this afternoon
will continue with to move east this evening with decreasing
shower and thunderstorm activity over northern Arizona. Gusty
northerly winds will develop this evening and continue into early
Wednesday. Warmer highs are expected on Wednesday and Thursday.
Another system will move into northern Arizona from the northwest
late Thursday through Saturday bringing strong southwesterly
winds and showers.

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.Wednesday...Sunny, windy.
.Wednesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Thursday...Sunny, windy.
.Thursday Night...Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers in
the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers
after midnight. Strong winds. Snow level 7500 feet. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around
-23.
.Friday...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow showers.
Windy.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -23.

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High and low temperature forecasts for selected locations.
Ridge-top winds and windchill included for 12000 FT.

                       Wed  Wed night  Thu  Thu night  Fri


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   26 F   28 F   28 F    2 F    9 F
       Wind mph        N 33   NW 19  W 45   W 49   NW 21
       Min wind chill  4  F   14 F   0  F   -23F   -23F

10000 FT               42 F   25 F   45 F   26 F   26 F

7500 FT                57 F   29 F   61 F   33 F   42 F

++Ridge-top winds are the average conditions over 12 hours in the
free air at 12000 ft. Wind Speeds at the lower elevations will be
very dependent on wind direction. They may be stronger than the
ridge-top winds downwind of the ridgeline and weaker on the upwind
side. Forecast elevations listed above are approximate.

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.Extended forecast...

.Friday Night...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers.
.Saturday...Partly sunny. A chance of showers.
.Saturday Night...Partly cloudy.
.Sunday...Sunny.
.Sunday Night and Monday...Mostly clear.
.Monday Night...Partly cloudy. Breezy.
.Tuesday...Mostly sunny. A chance of showers. Snow level
7500 feet.

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