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 THU APR 24 2014

GRAND CANYON BACKCOUNTRY-
INCLUDING...PHANTOM RANCH...INDIAN GARDEN

.TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS
UP TO 30 MPH IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
60 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. MUCH COOLER. SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.


               TEMPERATURE

PHANTOM RANCH   87     54     87     58     63
INDIAN GARDEN   79     52     78     55     58
NEAR RIM        67     37     66     41     46

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GRAND CANYON RIM-
INCLUDING...SOUTH RIM...NORTH RIM

.TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING
SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH...
INCREASING TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
IN THE EVENING...SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS
60 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. MUCH COLDER. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SNOW
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.


               TEMPERATURE

SOUTH RIM    67     32     66     37     44
NORTH RIM    56     32     56     35     39

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WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

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SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
330 AM MST THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
EXPECT FAIR WEATHER THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. ON FRIDAY...WINDY
CONDITIONS RETURN AS A STRONG LATE SEASON STORM SYSTEM
APPROACHES THE STATE. THE BULK OF THE STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH
NORTHERN ARIZONA ON SATURDAY WITH STRONG WINDS AND RAIN AND SNOW
LIKELY. EXPECT CLEARING FROM WEST TO EAST ON SUNDAY WITH FAIR
WEATHER THROUGH AT LEAST NEXT TUESDAY.


.THURSDAY...SUNNY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY...WINDY.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WINDY. SNOW LEVEL 9500 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 60
PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. WIDESPREAD
SNOW SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. WINDY. SNOW
ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 3 INCHES. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100
PERCENT.   MINIMUM RIDGE-TOP WIND CHILL AROUND -19.

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HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURE FORECASTS FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS.
RIDGE-TOP WINDS AND WINDCHILL INCLUDED FOR 12000 FT.

                       THU    THU    FRI    FRI    SAT
                              NIGHT         NIGHT

12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   30 F   31 F   31 F   19 F   15 F
       WIND MPH        W 18   SW 21  SW 40  SW 54  SW 51
       MIN WIND CHILL  12 F   16 F   9  F   -7 F   -19F

10000 FT               45 F   29 F   42 F   27 F   29 F

7500 FT                66 F   33 F   64 F   37 F   43 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
RIDGETOP 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 CLOUDY. BREEZY. A CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT... CLEAR.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY.

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