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Recreational Forecast for Grand Canyon National Park
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
330 PM MST Wed Mar 29 2017

Grand Canyon Backcountry-

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.Tonight...Mostly clear. Light winds.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Partly cloudy. A 10 percent chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southwest
25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 60 mph in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers and a
slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...a chance of rain
showers, snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after
midnight. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph decreasing
to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
.FRIDAY...Much cooler. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
showers and snow showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the
evening...a slight chance of showers after midnight. Chance of
showers 30 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly
cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers.


                  TEMPERATURE

               Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
Phantom Ranch   42     76     50     63     40     66
Indian Garden   37     67     39     49     35     55
Near Rim        34     65     37     47     33     52

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Grand Canyon Rim-

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.Tonight...Mostly clear. Light winds.
.THURSDAY...Windy. Partly cloudy. A 10 percent chance of
thunderstorms in the afternoon. Light winds becoming southwest
25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 60 mph in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers
and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...a chance of
snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph in the evening.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
.FRIDAY...Much colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of
snow showers.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the
evening...a slight chance of snow showers and showers after
midnight. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
.SATURDAY...Not as cool. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of
snow showers and showers in the morning...partly cloudy with a
slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.


                  TEMPERATURE

            Low    High   Low    High   Low    High
South Rim    29     63     26     43     27     50
North Rim    31     59     27     41     29     47

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WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

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San Francisco Peaks Recreational Forecast
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
331 PM MST Wed Mar 29 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Strong southwest winds will develop Thursday
afternoon and continue into the evening ahead of a storm system.
The cold front will push east across the state late Thursday night
through Friday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Snow
levels will fall to 4500 to 5500 feet behind the cold front late
Thursday night into Friday, with only light accumulations for most
areas. The chance of showers will linger over eastern Arizona
through Saturday, then improving conditions return Sunday.


.Wednesday Night...Mostly clear.
.Thursday...Sunny. Very windy.
.Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening, then a chance of snow showers
after midnight. Very windy. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -20.
.Friday...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow showers.
Breezy.  Minimum ridge-top wind chill around -22.

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

                     Wed night  Thu  Thu night  Fri


12000 FT (RIDGE-TOP)   28 F   28 F    4 F    8 F
       Wind mph        NW 19  W 48   W 50   NW 25
       Min wind chill  14 F   -3 F   -20F   -22F

10000 FT               26 F   45 F   16 F   20 F

7500 FT                30 F   59 F   29 F   39 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...

.Friday Night and Saturday...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow
showers. A chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
.Saturday Night...Partly cloudy.
.Sunday...Sunny.
.Sunday Night...Mostly clear.
.Monday...Sunny, windy. A chance of showers. Snow level
8500 feet.
.Monday Night...Mostly clear. Breezy.
.Tuesday and Tuesday Night...Partly cloudy.
.Wednesday...Sunny.

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