Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
447 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

AZZ004>018-037>040-200700-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
447 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR PORTIONS
OF NORTHERN ARIZONA TONIGHT THROUGH NOON MST ON SATURDAY.

THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF STORMS WILL SPREAD A PERIOD OF HEAVIER
RAIN AND SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS ARIZONA THIS
EVENING...LASTING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

EXPECT SNOW LEVELS INITIALLY FROM 5500 TO 6500...FALLING TO 4500
TO 5500 FEET BY FRIDAY MORNING

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

AFTER A DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND FREQUENCY OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS ON FRIDAY...A SECOND STRONGER STORM SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE
FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.

EXPECT SNOW LEVELS WITH SECOND STORM TO BRIEFLY RISE TO 5000 TO 6000
FEET FRIDAY EVENING...THEN FALLING TO AROUND 4500 FEET BY SATURDAY
MORNING.

A THIRD STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE REGION AS
EARLY AS SUNDAY...LASTING THROUGH AT LEAST MONDAY. TIMING AND
DETAILS REMAIN UNCERTAIN WITH THIS STORM...HOWEVER...THERE IS A
GOOD CHANCE FOR MORE SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND SNOWFALL ACROSS THE
AREA SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM MAY REACH 2 TO 3
INCHES BY SATURDAY MORNING...WHICH MAY CAUSE SOME FLOODING ISSUES
IN YAVAPAI AND NORTHERN GILA COUNTIES.

EACH STORM WILL CONTAIN GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS THAT WILL PRODUCE
SEVERELY REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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