Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
600 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

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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-
600 PM MST FRI JAN 20 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 REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MANY AREAS ABOVE
5500 FEET. IN ADDITION, A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR
APACHE COUNTY NORTH OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 5500 FEET. SEE
PHXWSWFGZ FOR DETAILS.

A PASSING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO CAUSE RAIN AND SNOW
ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA. EXPECT AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO
HEAVY RAIN AND SNOW OVERNIGHT AS THE STORM MOVES ACROSS THE
STATE. THE MOST INTENSE AND STEADY PRECIPITATION WILL RESIDE ALONG
AND SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.

SNOW LEVELS CURRENTLY RANGE FROM 4500 TO 5500 FEET ACROSS THE
REGION...BUT WILL RISE SLIGHTLY TO 5000 TO 6000 FEET THIS EVENING.
SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL AGAIN TO NEAR 4500 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

AREAS OF MODERATE RAIN AND SNOW WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST AND TAPER
OFF TO SHOWERS DURING THE DAY SATURDAY.

THE WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR WESTERN AND NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE WARNING, AND THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE
5500 FEET NORTH OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS IN APACHE COUNTY WILL
EXPIRE SATURDAY AT NOON MST. THE WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 5500
FEET FOR EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE WARNING, PRIMARILY ACROSS THE
EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM AND WHITE MOUNTAINS, WILL EXPIRE SATURDAY AT
6PM MST. SEE PHXWSWFGZ FOR DETAILS.

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

RAINFALL AMOUNTS SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM MAY REACH 2 TO 3
INCHES BY SATURDAY MORNING AFTERNOON...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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