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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
239 AM MST FRI JAN 20 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
239 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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 THIS
  EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING. EXPECT GENERALLY LIGHT SNOW TODAY. SNOW INTENSITY WILL
  INCREASE LATER THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...6000 FEET THIS MORNING...5500 FEET THIS
  AFTERNOON...4500 FEET TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THIS
  MORNING...THEN SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH
  THIS 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
239 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON 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 THIS
  EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION INTO SATURDAY
  MORNING. EXPECT GENERALLY LIGHT SNOW TODAY. SNOW INTENSITY WILL
  INCREASE LATER THIS AFTERNOON...BECOMING HEAVY SNOW TONIGHT AND
  CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

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

* SNOW LEVELS...6000 FEET THIS MORNING...5500 FEET THIS
  AFTERNOON...4000 FEET TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH THIS
  MORNING...THEN SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
  UP TO 55 MPH THIS 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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