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WWUS45 KTWC 202117
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
217 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

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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
217 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
  COVERED ROADS RESULTING INTO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ABOVE
  5000 FEET. PERIODS OF BLIZZARD LIKE CONDIITONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
  EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING. VERY STRONG WINDS ACCOMPANYING
  THE SNOW MAY ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

* TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING...WITH THE
  HEAVIEST SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
  AND 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...6000 FEET THIS EVENING...LOWERING TO 4500 FEET SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 70 MPH.

* 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 WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE...LOCAL
MEDIA...INTERNET OR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLET FOR THE LATEST ON THIS
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT.

&&

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CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS
217 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
  COVERED ROADS RESULTING INTO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ABOVE
  5000 FEET. PERIODS OF BLIZZARD LIKE CONDIITONS ARE POSSIBLE INTO
  SATURDAY MORNING. VERY STRONG WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE SNOW MAY
  ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

* TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND BECOME
  HEAVY TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
  AND 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...6000 FEET THIS EVENING...LOWERING TO 4500 FEET SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 70 MPH.

* 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 WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

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

&&

$$


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