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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
231 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

AZZ024-201245-
/O.CON.KPSR.WS.W.0001.170120T0700Z-170121T1800Z/
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
231 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED FROM THURSDAY NIGHT
  THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ASSOCIATED WITH A COUPLE OF WEATHER
  DISTURBANCES MOVING THROUGH THE REGION.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ALTHOUGH SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE AND FALL WITH
  EACH PASSING DISTURBANCE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING, A GENERAL SNOW
  LEVEL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW IS 5500 FEET. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
  FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON COULD REACH NEARLY ONE
  FOOT.

* AFFECTED AREA...HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING TO NEAR 5000 FEET AT TIMES...BUT WITH
  ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY MAKE DRIVING
  CONDITIONS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
  SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY...ESPECIALLY ON THE SAN CARLOS INDIAN
  RESERVATION AND OVER SIGNAL PEAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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