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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Tonight...Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the
evening...rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
evening.
.THURSDAY...Rain showers likely in the morning...rain showers
likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
showers in the evening...mostly clear after midnight. West winds
around 15 mph in the evening becoming light.
.FRIDAY...Warmer. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
morning...mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Chance of showers 30 percent.


                  TEMPERATURE

               Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   46     57     43     72     49     70
Indian Garden   37     47     34     63     41     58
Near Rim        36     46     32     60     40     56

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Tonight...Breezy. Rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in
the evening...snow showers, rain showers and a slight chance of
thunderstorms after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
.THURSDAY...Snow showers likely in the morning...snow showers
likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance
of precipitation 70 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain
and snow showers in the evening...mostly clear after midnight.
West winds 15 to 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Not as cool. Mostly sunny.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the
morning...mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and snow showers
in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.


                  TEMPERATURE

            Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    33     43     24     58     29     55
North Rim    30     39     27     56     35     50

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WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Showers and thunderstorms will spread from west to
east through Thursday morning along a cold front, with rain
changing to snow at the higher elevations by early Thursday
morning. Showers and a few thunderstorms will continue Thursday
afternoon. Dry conditions are forecast Friday with another low
pressure system possibly affecting the region Saturday.


.Wednesday Night...Windy. A chance of thunderstorms this
evening. Rain showers until early morning. Snow showers in the
late evening and overnight. A chance of thunderstorms after
midnight. Snow accumulation of 1 to 4 inches. Snow level 8500
feet. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. A chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Breezy. Snow accumulation up to
3 inches. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
.Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in
the evening, then mostly clear with a chance of snow showers
after midnight. Breezy. Chance of snow 40 percent.
.Friday...Sunny.

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

                     Wed night  Thu  Thu night  Fri


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   11 F   12 F   14 F   26 F
       Wind mph        SW 50  W 32   NW 44  NW 26
       Min wind chill  -14F   -14F   -12F   5  F

10000 FT               22 F   26 F   20 F   40 F

7500 FT                32 F   40 F   27 F   56 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...

.Friday Night...Mostly clear.
.Saturday...Mostly sunny. A chance of through the day. A chance
of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 8000 feet.
.Saturday Night and Sunday...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers.
Snow level 7500 feet.
.Sunday Night and Monday...Partly cloudy. A chance of. A chance
of snow showers. Snow level 8500 feet.
.Monday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Snow level
8000 feet.
.Tuesday...Partly sunny. A chance of showers. Snow level
7500 feet.
.Tuesday Night and Wednesday...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain
showers. A chance of snow showers.

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