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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

.Today...Windy. Partly cloudy. A 10 percent chance of rain
showers in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southwest 25 to
35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and a chance of
thunderstorms in the evening...a chance of thunderstorms and snow
showers after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. West
winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph decreasing to 30 mph after
midnight. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
.FRIDAY...Much cooler. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and snow
showers in the morning...a chance of thunderstorms and snow
showers in the afternoon. West winds around 15 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
showers.
.SATURDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy in the morning then
becoming partly cloudy. A 10 percent chance of showers.


               TEMPERATURE

               High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   74     45     58     37     65
Indian Garden   65     35     48     33     55
Near Rim        63     33     46     31     53

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Grand Canyon Rim-

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

.Today...Windy. Partly cloudy. A 10 percent chance of rain
showers in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southwest 25 to
35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph in the afternoon.
.TONIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and a
chance of thunderstorms in the evening...a chance of
thunderstorms and snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation
up to 1 inch. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph
decreasing to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in
the morning...a chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the
afternoon. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation
50 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers.
.SATURDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of
snow showers in the morning...partly cloudy with a slight chance
of showers in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 10 percent.


               TEMPERATURE

            High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    61     26     43     27     51
North Rim    57     26     40     28     47

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Strong southwest winds will develop Thursday
afternoon and continue into the evening ahead of a storm system.
The cold front will push east across the state late Thursday night
through Friday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Snow
levels will fall to 4500 to 5500 feet behind the cold front late
Thursday night into Friday, with only light accumulations for most
areas. The chance of showers will linger over eastern Arizona
through Saturday, then improving conditions return Sunday.

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.Thursday...Sunny. Very windy.
.Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.
Showers likely in the evening, then a chance of snow showers
after midnight. Very windy. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent.  Minimum ridge-top wind
chill around -19.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. A chance
of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Breezy. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around
-20.
.Friday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers.
.Saturday...Partly sunny with a chance of snow showers. A chance
of rain showers in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20
percent.

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

                       Thu  Thu night  Fri  Fri night  Sat


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   30 F    6 F   13 F   15 F   15 F
       Wind mph        W 48   SW 48  NW 31  N 27   N 25
       Min wind chill  3  F   -19F   -20F   -5 F   -6 F

10000 FT               43 F   16 F   25 F   19 F   35 F

7500 FT                57 F   29 F   41 F   27 F   49 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...

.Saturday Night...Mostly clear.
.Sunday...Sunny.
.Sunday Night...Mostly clear.
.Monday and Monday Night...Partly cloudy. Windy. A chance of
showers. Snow level 8500 feet.
.Tuesday and Tuesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Wednesday...Sunny.

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weather.gov/flagstaff

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