Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
314 PM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

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-
Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons-Black Mesa Area-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264-
314 PM MST Thu Mar 30 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central
Arizona...northeast Arizona and west central Arizona.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

An approaching cold front will cause strong winds to develop
by this afternoon and evening across most of northern Arizona. A
variety of High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories have been issued
for today and tonight.

The strongest winds are anticipated over northwest Coconino
County, including the Grand Canyon. Strong winds will persist
well into Friday morning over east central Arizona, including
Springerville and Saint Johns.

Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the cold front as it
moves across the region this evening and overnight. The
thunderstorms will produce gusty winds, with a few severe
thunderstorms capable of winds in excess of 60 mph possible over
northwest Coconino County this evening. Snow levels will fall to
4500 to 5500 feet behind the front after Midnight MST. Some snow
accumulations are possible above 6000 feet. In fact, a Winter
Weather Advisory is in effect from tonight through Friday night
for the Kaibab Plateau above 7000 feet.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Rain and snow showers will persist Friday and Saturday, especially
in the afternoon hours. Isolated thunderstorms remain possible.

Fair weather returns Sunday, with gusty winds arriving again on
Monday, ahead of yet another cold front.


Spotters are encouraged to report significant weather according to
standard operating procedures.



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