Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
550 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

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SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
550 AM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS MORNING
  ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG AND WET PACIFIC STORM MOVING INTO THE
  REGION. HEAVY SNOW WILL LIKELY OCCUR THROUGH MID MORNING TODAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...A GENERAL SNOW LEVEL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW IS
  NEAR 5500 FEET. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS COULD REACH NEARLY ONE
  FOOT BY MID MORNING TODAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING TO NEAR 5000 FEET AT TIMES...BUT WITH
  ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY MAKE DRIVING
  CONDITIONS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
  SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY...ESPECIALLY ON THE SAN CARLOS INDIAN
  RESERVATION AND OVER SIGNAL PEAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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