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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
300 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

AZZ510-511-514-291200-
/O.EXT.KTWC.WS.A.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
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
300 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS
  OVER HIGHER TERRAIN. IN ADDITION...ROAD CLOSURES TO MOUNTAIN TOP
  LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

* TIMING...THE PRECIPITATION WILL BEGIN LATE THURSDAY AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH SATURDAY. HOWEVER...THE BEST PERIOD FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW
  TO OCCUR IS FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE
  FROM 20 TO 26 INCHES ACROSS THE WHITE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN
  GREENLEE COUNTY...WHICH INCLUDES HANNAGAN MEADOW. SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 18 TO 22 INCHES ACROSS THE
  PINALENO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY...INCLUDING
  MT. GRAHAM. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 12 TO
  16 INCHES ACROSS THE CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS NEAR TUCSON.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 9000
  FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN LOWER TO AROUND 8000 FRIDAY
  EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO LOWER TO NEAR 7500 FEET BY MIDDAY
  SATURDAY.

* 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 WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY SERIOUSLY IMPACT TRAVEL. GUSTY WINDS
AND BLOWING SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE. THOSE PLANNING TRAVEL INTO THE
WATCH AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR DIFFICULT WINTER DRIVING
CONDITIONS.

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

&&

$$

VISIT US ON FACEBOOK...TWITTER...YOUTUBE...AND AT WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
259 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

AZZ017-290600-
/O.NEW.KFGZ.WS.A.0001.150130T1000Z-150201T0000Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SHOW LOW
259 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN FALLING OVER THE WHITE MOUNTAIN AREA
  ABOVE 8000 FEET LATE THURSDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL BECOME HEAVY AT
  TMIES ABOVE 8000 FEET FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
  MORNING...BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES OF SNOW COULD FALL BETWEEN
  8000 FEET AND 9000 FEET WITH 16 TO 26 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE
  ABOVE 9000 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ABOVE 8000 FEET...SUCH AS HIGHWAYS
  191...261...273...AND 373 COULD BE AFFECTED BY HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW AND OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND STRONG WINDS. THESE CONDITIONS
MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION IS ON THE WEB AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
404 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

AZZ004>018-037>040-291330-
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-
404 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

HIGH CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN ADVANCE OF AN APPROACHING
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE LOW PRESSURE CENTER OFF THE BAJA COAST WILL STRENGTHEN AND IMPACT
ARIZONA FROM LATE THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. THIS STORM HAS
THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES OF LIQUID
PRECIPITATION. CURRENT PROJECTIONS KEEP THE SNOW LEVEL AT OR ABOVE
8000 TO 8500 FEET THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY MORNING...THEN FALLING TO
AROUND 7000 FEET BY MIDDAY SATURDAY. SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS POSSIBLE
ABOVE 8000-9000 FEET. STAY TUNED FOR LATER FORECAST UPDATES. GO
TO WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF FOR DETAILS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
605 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-291315-
LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
605 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A FEW LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS WILL EXIST ACROSS WESTERN
COLORADO TODAY. LITTLE TO NO SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN
THE HIGH COUNTRY. NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE CHANCE FOR MOUNTAIN SNOW AND VALLEY RAIN WILL BE INCREASING
OVER SOUTHEAST UTAH AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO ON THURSDAY EVENING.
THE CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW AND VALLEY RAIN CONTINUES FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY...WITH RAIN OR SNOW LIKELY OVER SOUTHWEST COLORADO ON
FRIDAY. THE SNOW LEVEL IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 8000 TO 9000 FEET
WITH POSSIBLE HEAVY SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAIN PASSES. TOTAL STORM
ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS COULD RANGE FROM 4 TO
8 INCHES WITH LOCALIZED SPOTS REACHING 12 INCHES.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
436 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

UTZ001>016-019>021-517-518-WYZ021-291300-
CACHE VALLEY/UTAH PORTION-NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-WASATCH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WASATCH MOUNTAINS I-80 NORTH-WASATCH MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80-
WESTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-WASATCH PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS-
WESTERN UINTA BASIN-CASTLE COUNTRY-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-WEST CENTRAL UTAH-SOUTHWEST UTAH-
UTAHS DIXIE AND ZION NATIONAL PARK-SOUTH CENTRAL UTAH-
GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-CENTRAL MOUNTAINS-
SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST WYOMING-
436 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE WESTERN TWO THIRDS OF
UTAH AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS WILL LINGER THIS MORNING
ACROSS NORTHERN UTAH...WITH THE BEST CHANCE COMING NORTH OF I-80.
LITTLE IF ANY ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
HIGHER TERRAIN.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY CROSS THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
DURING THE LATTER PORTION OF THE WEEK INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.
THIS SYSTEM WILL SPREAD WIDESPREAD VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TWO THIRDS OF UTAH BEGINNING THURSDAY
NIGHT...AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY BEFORE ENDING SATURDAY.
SIGNIFICANT SNOW IS LIKELY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF CENTRAL
AND SOUTHERN UTAH. SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN NEAR 7000
FEET...BUT MAY FALL AS LOW AS 6000 FEET AT TIMES. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BRING AN END TO PRECIPITATION LATE SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

FOR INFORMATION ON POTENTIAL ROAD TRAVEL IMPACTS VISIT...
HTTP://WWW.UDOTTRAFFIC.UTAH.GOV/ROADWEATHERFORECAST.ASPX

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