Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
509 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

MINOR VERBAGE CHANGES FOR BROADCAST MESSAGE HANDLER

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KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
509 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

AN ACTIVE STORM TRACK WILL BRING THREE WINTER STORM SYSTEMS TO
THE AREA DURING THIS TIME FRAME.

A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED ABOVE 6000 FEET FOR PORTIONS
OF THE AREA FROM THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS
MAY MATERIALIZE AS THESE STORMS MOVE INTO THE STATE.

STORM ONE ... LIGHT PRECIPITATION ARRIVES IN THE WESTERN ZONES
THURSDAY MORNING AND SPREADS EAST THROUGH THE DAY. HEAVIER
PRECIPITATION ARRIVES THURSDAY EVENING...SPREADING SOUTHWEST
THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW LEVELS INITIALLY 6500 TO 7000 FEET...FALLING
TO NEAR 5000 FEET LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

STORM TWO ... AFTER A LULL FOR MUCH OF THE DAY FRIDAY...A SECOND
STORM ARRIVES LATE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT. EXPECT MODERATE TO
HEAVY PRECIPITATION BY LATE FRIDAY THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY. SNOW
LEVELS INITIALLY UP TO 6500 FEET...FALLING TO 4500 FEET BY
EARLY SATURDAY.

STORM THREE ... CONFIDENCE IS BUILDING ON THE TIMING AND LOCATION
OF A THIRD STORM DUE MONDAY. EXPECT POTENTIALLY MODERATE TO HEAVY
PRECIPITATION AGAIN MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. EXPECT MORE DETAIL
CONCERNING THIS STORM IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM MAY REACH 2 TO 3
INCHES BY SATURDAY MORNING...WHICH MAY CAUSE SOME FLOODING ISSUES
IN YAVAPAI AND NORTHERN GILA COUNTIES.

EACH STORM WILL CONTAIN GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS THAT WILL PRODUCE
SEVERELY REDUCED VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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