Recreational Report
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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Today...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.TONIGHT...Mostly clear. Light winds.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly
cloudy. Light winds becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to
around 35 mph in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of
showers.
.SATURDAY...Much cooler. Showers and snow showers likely. Chance
of precipitation 70 percent.


               TEMPERATURE

               High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   63     40     64     44     46
Indian Garden   58     37     59     38     41
Near Rim        55     35     55     38     40

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Today...Mostly sunny. Light winds.
.TONIGHT...Partly cloudy. Light winds.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming
mostly cloudy. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
increasing to 40 mph in the afternoon.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of
snow showers.
.SATURDAY...Breezy. Much colder. Snow showers likely. Chance of
snow 70 percent.


               TEMPERATURE

            High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    55     25     56     30     37
North Rim    52     33     53     35     36

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Dry weather and warm temperatures will persist today.
A cold storm system will first bring gusty winds Friday, followed
by rain and mountain snow Friday night through Saturday. Expect
winter driving conditions if heading into the high country this
weekend, particularly above 5,000 feet. Drier weather returns on
Sunday and early next week.


.Thursday...Sunny.
.Thursday Night...Mostly clear.
.Friday...Mostly sunny. Windy.
.Friday Night...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Windy.
.Saturday...Cloudy with snow showers in the morning, then mostly
cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Windy.
Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Chance of snow 80 percent.
Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -29.

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

                       Thu  Thu night  Fri  Fri night  Sat


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   32 F   32 F   31 F   20 F   16 F
       Wind mph        N 12   W 20   SW 37  SW 61  SW 51
       Min wind chill  18 F   18 F   10 F   -6 F   -29F

10000 FT               48 F   32 F   42 F   27 F   28 F

7500 FT                55 F   25 F   53 F   29 F   33 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...

.Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming
partly cloudy. Breezy. A chance of snow showers through the
night.
.Sunday and Sunday Night...Mostly clear.
.Monday and Monday Night...Partly cloudy.
.Tuesday and Tuesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Wednesday...Mostly sunny.

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