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Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Today...Mostly cloudy. Light winds.
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly
cloudy. Light winds.
.THURSDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy in the morning...mostly cloudy
with a 10 percent chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Light
winds becoming southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph
in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
showers and snow showers.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow
showers.


               TEMPERATURE

               High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   49     35     53     40     44
Indian Garden   38     24     41     30     34
Near Rim        35     22     38     30     31

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Today...Mostly cloudy. Light winds.
.TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly
cloudy. Light winds.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Partly cloudy. A 10 percent chance of snow
showers in the afternoon. Southwest winds around 15 mph with
gusts to around 35 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 45 mph in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance
of snow showers.
.FRIDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow
showers.


               TEMPERATURE

            High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    35     12     36     20     30
North Rim    30     15     32     23     27

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.SYNOPSIS...On Wednesday, expect dry weather along with well below
normal daytime temperatures. On Thursday, increasing southwest
winds are forecast ahead of an approaching cold front. The cold
front is forecast to sweep across northern Arizona from late
Thursday through Friday bringing a continuation of gusty winds
and chances for accumulating snow. Dry weather and lighter winds
return for the weekend.


.Wednesday...Mostly sunny.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around
-21.
.Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing.
Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -27.
.Thursday...Mostly sunny. A 10 percent chance of snow showers in
the afternoon. Windy. Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -25.
.Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening, then snow showers likely after midnight. Windy. Snow
accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -30.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with a 70 percent chance of snow
showers. Breezy. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.   Minimum
ridge-top wind chill around -35.

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High and low temperature forecasts for selected locations.
Ridge-top winds and windchill included for 12000 FT.

                       Wed  Wed night  Thu  Thu night  Fri


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)    7 F   -2 F    6 F    1 F   -3 F
       Wind mph        SW 25  SW 26  W 35   SW 56  W 32
       Min wind chill  -21F   -27F   -25F   -30F   -35F

10000 FT               20 F   12 F   21 F   19 F   21 F

7500 FT                30 F   13 F   31 F   21 F   29 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
ridge-top winds downwind of the ridgeline and weaker on the upwind
side. Forecast elevations listed above are approximate.

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.Extended forecast...

.Friday Night...Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. A
chance of snow showers through the night.
.Saturday and Saturday Night...Mostly clear.
.Sunday...Sunny.
.Sunday Night and Monday...Mostly clear.
.Monday Night...Mostly clear. A chance of through the night.
.Tuesday...Mostly sunny. Breezy. A chance of snow showers.

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weather.gov/flagstaff

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