Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
348 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ510-511-514-292100-
/O.CON.KTWC.WS.A.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM...
MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN
348 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. IN ADDITION...ROAD CLOSURES TO
  MOUNTAIN TOP LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

* TIMING...THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN LATE THURSDAY AND
  CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. HOWEVER...THE BEST PERIOD FOR
  SIGNIFICANT SNOW TO OCCUR IS FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE
  FROM 18 TO 22 INCHES ACROSS THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN
  GREENLEE COUNTY...WHICH INCLUDES HANNAGAN MEADOW. SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 16 TO 22 INCHES ACROSS THE
  PINALENO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY... INCLUDING
  MT. GRAHAM. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 12 TO
  14 INCHES ACROSS THE CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS NEAR TUCSON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 9000
  FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN LOWER TO AROUND 8000 FRIDAY
  EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO LOWER TO NEAR 7500 FEET BY MIDDAY
  SATURDAY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY SERIOUSLY IMPACT TRAVEL. GUSTY WINDS
AND BLOWING SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE
WATCH AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR DIFFICULT WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR UPDATES
ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER STORM.

&&

$$


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