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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST MONDAY...

.Tonight...Windy. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain
showers in the evening...mostly cloudy with a slight chance of
rain and snow showers after midnight. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph. Chance of precipitation
20 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain
and snow showers in the morning...a chance of snow showers in the
afternoon. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
45 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening...a slight chance of snow showers after midnight.
Southwest winds around 15 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the
evening becoming light. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. A
10 percent chance of snow showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cool. Mostly sunny in the morning then
becoming partly cloudy.


                  TEMPERATURE

               Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   42     42     27     45     31     54
Indian Garden   35     35     23     33     18     40
Near Rim        34     35     23     29     15     37

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Grand Canyon Rim-

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST MONDAY...

.Tonight...Very windy. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain
and snow showers in the evening...mostly cloudy with a slight
chance of snow showers after midnight. Southwest winds 25 to
40 mph with gusts to around 55 mph. Chance of precipitation
20 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely
in the morning...a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow
accumulation around 2 inches. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with
gusts to around 55 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers
in the evening...a slight chance of snow showers after midnight.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph decreasing to
30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 10 percent chance of snow
showers.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear.
.WEDNESDAY...Not as cold. Mostly sunny in the morning then
becoming partly cloudy.


                  TEMPERATURE

            Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    30     31     16     29      4     35
North Rim    29     30     18     25      9     32

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WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 PM MST Sun Feb 18 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Expect a very windy and colder period, with areas of
rain and snow, starting tonight and lasting through Tuesday.
Drier, but cool weather arrives Wednesday and Thursday, with a
chance of rain and snow again by the end of the week.

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.Sunday Night...Mostly cloudy. Very windy. A chance of rain
showers early this evening. A chance of snow showers this
evening, then snow showers likely after midnight. Snow showers
late in the night. Snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches. Chance of
precipitation 80 percent.
.Washingtons Birthday...Mostly cloudy with snow showers in the
morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the
afternoon. Strong winds. Snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches.
Chance of snow 90 percent.
.Monday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in
the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers
after midnight. Breezy. Chance of snow 40 percent.  Minimum
ridge-top wind chill around -36.
.Tuesday...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -33.

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

                     Sun night  Mon  Mon night  Tue


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   16 F   13 F   -8 F   -3 F
       Wind mph        SW 69  SW 78  SW 35  W 15
       Min wind chill  -12F   -36F   -38F   -33F

10000 FT               23 F   23 F    9 F   16 F

7500 FT                31 F   34 F   11 F   28 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...

.Tuesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Wednesday...Sunny.
.Wednesday Night and Thursday...Partly cloudy.
.Thursday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of through the night.
.Friday...Partly sunny. A chance of snow showers.
.Friday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers.
.Saturday and Saturday Night...Mostly clear.
.Sunday...Mostly sunny.

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weather.gov/flagstaff

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