Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
332 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

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WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM...
MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN
332 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
  OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. IN ADDITION...ROAD CLOSURES TO MOUNTAIN TOP
  LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

* TIMING...THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN LATE THURSDAY AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH SATURDAY...ALTHOUGH THE BEST TIME FOR SNOW WILL LIKELY
  OCCUR EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH MUCH OF SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 20
  TO 24 INCHES FOR THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN GREENLEE
  COUNTY...WHICH INCLUDES HANNAGAN MEADOW. FOR THE PINALENO
  MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY...INCLUDING MT.
  GRAHAM...EXPECT AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 18 TO 22 INCHES. FOR THE
  SANTA CATALINA MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN PIMA COUNTY EXPECT 12 TO 16
  INCHES.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT FAIRLY HIGH AT AROUND
  NINE TO TEN THOUSAND FEET LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON...BUT WILL
  LOWER TO AROUND SEVEN THOUSAND FEET BY LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  AND BOTTOM OUT AT AROUND 6000 FEET FOR SATURDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY
  WITH LIGHT SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS ON SATURDAY.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY SERIOUSLY IMPACT TRAVEL. GUSTY WINDS
AND BLOWING SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE
WATCH AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR DIFFICULT WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR UPDATES
ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER STORM.

&&

$$

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK...TWITTER...YOUTUBE...AND AT WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON








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