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 DEC 25 2014

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

.TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. SNOW LEVEL 5200 FEET IN THE
MORNING. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE
OF PRECIPITATION 60 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.


               TEMPERATURE

               HIGH   LOW    HIGH   LOW    HIGH
PHANTOM RANCH   52     26     47     23     48
INDIAN GARDEN   45     21     38     19     41
NEAR RIM        36     15     31     13     33

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

.TODAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH...DECREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF SNOW
60 PERCENT.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
30 MPH IN THE EVENING...BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.


               TEMPERATURE

            HIGH   LOW    HIGH   LOW    HIGH
SOUTH RIM    33     12     29     10     31
NORTH RIM    30     12     26     10     29

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SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
330 AM MST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
MUCH COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO NORTHERN ARIZONA ON CHRISTMAS DAY
BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING BRISK WINDS AND SNOW SHOWERS TO
THE HIGH COUNTRY. EXPECT THE COLD TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE ACROSS
THE NORTHLAND THROUGH THE WEEKEND.


.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY THIS
MORNING... THEN PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2 INCHES. CHANCE OF
SNOW 70 PERCENT.  MINIMUM RIDGE-TOP WIND CHILL AROUND -23.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE OF SNOW 50 PERCENT.  MINIMUM RIDGE-TOP
WIND CHILL AROUND -23.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
MINIMUM RIDGE-TOP WIND CHILL AROUND -18.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  MINIMUM RIDGE-TOP WIND CHILL AROUND -20.

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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)   11 F   -1 F    3 F    0 F   11 F
       WIND MPH        W 42   NW 14  NW 14  NW  8  N 17
       MIN WIND CHILL  -23F   -23F   -18F   -15F   -20F

10000 FT               21 F    4 F   14 F    3 F   20 F

7500 FT                35 F   13 F   29 F   10 F   32 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 CLEAR.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.
.SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.

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