Recreational Report
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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RECREATIONAL FORECAST FOR GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
359 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...RAIN. SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO
2 INCHES. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR STEADY
TEMPERATURE IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS. NEAR STEADY TEMPERATURE IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE EVENING.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS...BECOMING WEST AROUND 15 MPH
IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.


               TEMPERATURE

               HIGH   LOW    HIGH   LOW    HIGH
PHANTOM RANCH   51     43     56     33     54
INDIAN GARDEN   45     37     46     29     45
NEAR RIM        37     31     38     19     36

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

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...RAIN IN THE MORNING. SNOW. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO
6 INCHES. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
.TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING...A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 30 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.


               TEMPERATURE

            HIGH   LOW    HIGH   LOW    HIGH
SOUTH RIM    35     25     34     13     34
NORTH RIM    34     29     33     16     32

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WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

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SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS RECREATIONAL FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
357 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.SYNOPSIS...A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES AND PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW TO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL
ARIZONA THROUGH TUESDAY. FAIR AND MILD WEATHER RETURNS FOR THE END
OF THE WEEK.


.MONDAY...RAIN EARLY THIS MORNING. SNOW...WINDY. SNOW
ACCUMULATION OF 5 TO 10 INCHES. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100
PERCENT.  MINIMUM RIDGE-TOP WIND CHILL AROUND -25.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
EVENING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BREEZY. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 1 INCH. CHANCE OF SNOW
70 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.

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

                       MON    MON    TUE    TUE    WED
                              NIGHT         NIGHT

12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   18 F    8 F    8 F    6 F   13 F
       WIND MPH        SW 65  W 28   W 19   NW 15  N 26
       MIN WIND CHILL  -25F   -17F   -12F   -14F   -10F

10000 FT               31 F   16 F   21 F    9 F   17 F

7500 FT                37 F   25 F   34 F   17 F   34 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...

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR.
.SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR.

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WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

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