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 Sat Mar 25 2017

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the
morning...a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southwest
around 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation
40 percent.
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
thunderstorms in the evening...partly cloudy after midnight.
Light winds.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the
morning...a chance of showers in the afternoon. Chance of showers
30 percent.


               TEMPERATURE

               High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   71     48     73     52     74
Indian Garden   59     38     63     44     62
Near Rim        57     35     60     41     60

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Today...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers in the
morning...a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southwest
around 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
thunderstorms in the evening...partly cloudy after midnight.
Light winds.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy.
.MONDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy in the morning...mostly cloudy
with a 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon.


               TEMPERATURE

            High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    55     25     58     29     58
North Rim    53     30     55     34     56

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 AM MST Sat Mar 25 2017

.SYNOPSIS...High pressure brought dry and warmer conditions to
northern Arizona today. The next trough of low pressure will cross
the state Saturday bringing slightly cooler temperatures and a
chance of rain showers mainly from Flagstaff northward. Fair
weather is expected Sunday, then another low pressure system will
arrive Monday into Tuesday.


.Saturday...Partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
late this morning. A chance of rain showers, snow showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. Breezy. Snow level 9000 feet.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
.Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening, then mostly clear
after midnight. Snow level 8500 feet.
.Sunday...Sunny.
.Sunday Night...Partly cloudy.
.Monday...Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of showers in the
afternoon. Windy. Snow level 9000 feet.

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

                       Sat  Sat night  Sun  Sun night  Mon


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   26 F   16 F   23 F   26 F   24 F
       Wind mph        SW 27  NW 24  NW 21  W 17   SW 35
       Min wind chill  -1 F   -5 F   3  F   11 F   -4 F

10000 FT               34 F   21 F   36 F   26 F   33 F

7500 FT                53 F   28 F   56 F   32 F   54 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...

.Monday Night...Mostly cloudy. Breezy. A chance of snow showers
and rain showers. Snow level 8000 feet.
.Tuesday...Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers.
.Tuesday Night...Partly cloudy. Breezy. A chance of showers. Snow
level 8000 feet.
.Wednesday...Mostly sunny. Windy.
.Wednesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Thursday...Mostly sunny.
.Thursday Night...Partly cloudy. Breezy. A chance of showers.
Snow level 9500 feet.
.Friday...Mostly sunny. Windy. A chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Snow level 7500 feet.

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weather.gov/flagstaff

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