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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

.Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening...mostly cloudy with a
20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Light winds becoming
south around 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Rain and snow. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Snow
level 5200 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to
around 35 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
showers in the evening...partly cloudy with a chance of snow
showers after midnight. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the
evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear.
.MONDAY...Not as cool. Partly cloudy.


                  TEMPERATURE

               Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   40     46     31     45     30     54
Indian Garden   35     36     27     36     27     47
Near Rim        34     35     25     35     24     45

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Grand Canyon Rim-

.Tonight...Partly cloudy in the evening...mostly cloudy with a
10 percent chance of snow after midnight. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Breezy, snow. Snow accumulation around 2 inches.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely in the
evening...partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after
midnight. Snow accumulation around 1 inch. West winds around
15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear.
.MONDAY...Not as cold. Partly cloudy.


                  TEMPERATURE

            Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    33     35     13     34     11     43
North Rim    30     31     21     31     22     41

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 PM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.SYNOPSIS...An approaching storm system will result in increasing
winds tonight through much of Saturday. The storm system will
spread rain and snow across the area Saturday with accumulating
snow in the mountains. Expect winter driving conditions if
heading into the high country this weekend, particularly above
5,000 feet. Drier weather returns on Sunday and through the middle
of next week.


.Friday Night...Partly cloudy this evening, then mostly cloudy
with a 10 percent chance of snow after midnight. Windy.
.Saturday...Cloudy with a 90 percent chance of snow. Windy. Snow
accumulation of 2 to 5 inches.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill
around -26.
.Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming
partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Breezy.
Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -27.
.Sunday...Sunny, breezy.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around
-26.

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

                     Fri night  Sat  Sat night  Sun


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   23 F   20 F    0 F   14 F
       Wind mph        SW 56  SW 62  W 36   NW 48
       Min wind chill  -1 F   -26F   -27F   -26F

10000 FT               25 F   25 F   14 F   25 F

7500 FT                32 F   35 F   16 F   34 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...

.Sunday Night...Mostly clear.
.Monday...Mostly sunny.
.Monday Night and Tuesday...Mostly clear.
.Tuesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Wednesday and Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy.
.Thursday...Mostly sunny. Windy. A chance of through the day.
.Thursday Night and Friday...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow
showers.

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