Recreational Report
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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...

.Tonight...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow and rain showers in
the evening...snow and rain showers likely after midnight. Snow
accumulation up to 1 inch. Snow level 3300 feet. Southwest winds
around 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of
precipitation 60 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning...a
slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow accumulation
of 1 to 2 inches. Southwest winds around 15 mph in the morning
becoming light. Chance of snow 70 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers. Light winds.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny.


                  TEMPERATURE

               Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   36     42     23     47     29     52
Indian Garden   28     33     16     38     18     41
Near Rim        28     31     13     35     15     39

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Grand Canyon Rim-

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO
5 PM MST FRIDAY...

.Tonight...Breezy. Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely. Snow
accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of snow 70 percent.
.FRIDAY...Snow showers likely. Snow accumulation of 2 to
3 inches. West winds around 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
morning. Chance of snow 70 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow
showers. Light winds.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny.


                  TEMPERATURE

            Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    21     29      4     33      8     38
North Rim    20     26      9     30     13     35

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...An cold front and upper level low will bring numerous
showers and low snow levels to northwest Arizona later tonight
and across portions of northern and central Arizona during the day
Friday. Dry and slightly warmer weather is on tap from Saturday
through Monday. A wetter storm system may arrive Tuesday.


.Thursday Night...Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers
this evening, then mostly cloudy with snow showers likely after
midnight. Windy. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Chance of
snow 70 percent.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -25.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with snow showers likely in the morning,
then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the
afternoon. Breezy. Snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Chance of
snow 70 percent.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -35.
.Friday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Chance
of snow 40 percent.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -28.
.Saturday...Sunny.

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

                     Thu night  Fri  Fri night  Sat


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)    6 F   -2 F   -3 F   12 F
       Wind mph        SW 60  SW 37  NW 21  NW 38
       Min wind chill  -25F   -35F   -28F   -16F

10000 FT               14 F   17 F    6 F   22 F

7500 FT                18 F   27 F    8 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...

.Saturday Night...Mostly clear.
.Sunday...Sunny.
.Sunday Night and Monday...Mostly clear.
.Monday Night...Mostly clear. Breezy.
.Tuesday...Mostly sunny. Breezy. A chance of snow showers.
.Tuesday Night...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers.
.Wednesday and Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy. A chance of snow
showers.
.Thursday...Mostly sunny. A chance of snow showers.

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