Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
112 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

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SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
112 PM MST SUN JAN 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO 5 AM MST
TUESDAY ABOVE 6000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO
5 AM MST TUESDAY.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST TO BEGIN FALLING NEAR 5500
  FEET BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON, THEN DOWN TO 4200 FEET BY MIDNIGHT.
  HOWEVER SINCE MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION FROM THIS NEW STORM WILL
  FALL AS RAIN FIRST, ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE 2 TO 5 INCH RANGE WILL
  LIKELY BE LIMITED TO ELEVATIONS ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2-5 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FEET.

* AFFECTED AREA...SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY, ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER
  ELEVATIONS OF THE SAN CARLOS INDIAN RESERVATION, SIGNAL PEAK, AND
  PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 77 APPROACHING THE SALT RIVER CANYON FROM THE
  SOUTH.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING TO NEAR 5500 LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON, THEN DOWN
  TO 4200 FEET BY MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT. HOWEVER, ACCUMULATING SNOW
  IS EXPECTED AT AND ABOVE THE 6000 FOOT LEVEL.

* MAIN IMPACT...SLIPPERY ROADS WITH LOW VISIBILITY IN SNOW AND FOG.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

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