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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
159 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

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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
159 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING
TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
  COVERED ROADS RESULTING INTO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
  ABOVE 5000 FEET. PERIODS OF BLIZZARD LIKE CONDIITONS ARE
  POSSIBLE FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...TWO STORM SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH
  SATURDAY. STORM NUMBER ONE WILL BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE SNOW
  THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY WILL EASE
  BETWEEN STORMS EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON... THEN STORM NUMBER TWO
  WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO LATE
  SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
  AND 12 TO 36 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...LOWERING TO 6000 FEET FRIDAY MORNING...5500 FEET
  FRIDAY AFTERNOON...4500 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY MORNING...THEN SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 55 MPH FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* 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 WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

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

&&

$$

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CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS
159 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM FRIDAY TO
NOON MST SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
  COVERED ROADS RESULTING INTO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
  ABOVE 5000 FEET. PERIODS OF BLIZZARD LIKE CONDIITONS ARE
  POSSIBLE FRIDAY EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...TWO STORM SYSTEMS WILL IMPACT THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH
  SATURDAY. STORM NUMBER ONE WILL BRING LIGHT TO LOCALLY MODERATE
  SNOW THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY WILL
  INCREASE LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY NIGHT AS STORM NUMBER
  TWO BRINGS PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW THAT WILL LAST UNTIL LATE SATURDAY
  MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
  AND 12 TO 24 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...LOWERING TO 6000 FEET FRIDAY MORNING...5500 FEET
  FRIDAY AFTERNOON...4000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY MORNING...THEN SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 55 MPH FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* 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 WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS.

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

&&

$$


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