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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
248 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

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/O.CON.KTWC.WS.W.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM
248 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. IN ADDITION...ROAD CLOSURES TO
  MOUNTAIN TOP LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE
  FROM 18 TO 24 INCHES ACROSS THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN
  GREENLEE COUNTY...WHICH INCLUDES HANNAGAN MEADOW. SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 20 TO 26 INCHES ACROSS THE
  PINALENO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY... INCLUDING
  MT. GRAHAM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 8500
  TO 9000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN LOWER TO AROUND 8000
  FRIDAY EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO LOWER TO BETWEEN 7000 AND
  7500 FEET BY MIDDAY SATURDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL
  BE ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR UPDATES
ON THIS WINTER STORM.

&&

$$

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/O.CON.KTWC.WS.W.0001.150130T1800Z-150131T1900Z/
CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN
248 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
TO NOON MST SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING
  CONDITIONS OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. IN ADDITION...ROAD CLOSURES TO
  MOUNTAIN TOP LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

* TIMING...SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY LATE FRIDAY
  MORNING...THEN CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL MAY BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE
  FROM 12 TO 16 INCHES ACROSS THE CATALINA AND RINCON
  MOUNTAINS NEAR TUCSON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 9000
  FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN LOWER TO AROUND 8000 FRIDAY
  EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO LOWER TO BETWEEN 7000 AND 7500
  FEET BY MIDDAY SATURDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL BE
  ABOVE 8000 FEET.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR UPDATES
ON THIS WINTER STORM.

&&

$$


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