Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
455 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

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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-
455 PM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT
PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE OVER THE KAIBAB
PLATEAU THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN
EFFECT FOR THIS AREA THROUGH MIDNIGHT...SEE PRODUCT PHXWSWFGZ FOR
DETAILS. ELSEWHERE...EXPECT LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS WITH SNOW
LEVELS ABOVE 6500 FEET IN THE FLAGSTAFF AREA TO ABOVE 7500 FEET IN
THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. AN ADDITIONAL 0.5 TO 1.0 INCHES OF RAINFALL
IS POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN SLOPES OF THE MOGOLLON RIM. WIND GUSTS
IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED FROM THE EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM
NORTHWARD THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ON SUNDAY...PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE WITH SNOW
LEVELS GRADUALLY RISING TO 7000 FEET OR HIGHER FOR MOST AREAS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. LATEST FORECASTS SHOW A FRONTAL
BAND OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION MOVING INTO YAVAPAI AND COCONINO
COUNTY MONDAY MORNING...THEN SHIFTING INTO EASTERN ARIZONA BY
MONDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD DROP RAPIDLY WITH THE
FRONT...WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LIKELY ABOVE THE
6000 FOOT LEVEL...SEE WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF FOR POINT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS FOR YOUR LOCATION.

LOWER ELEVATION RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1-3 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY...WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS
OVER THE FOOTHILLS OF THE MOGOLLON RIM...NORTHERN GILA COUNTY AND
THE YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS
FORECAST TO ARRIVE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. DURING THIS TIME...
SIGNIFICANT RISES COULD OCCUR ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS...ESPECIALLY
SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.

TUESDAY ONWARD...THE CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION DWINDLE WITH
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES RUNNING WELL BELOW NORMAL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

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