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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
257 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ017-301200-
/O.CON.KFGZ.WS.W.0001.150130T1200Z-150201T0000Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS-
257 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO
5 PM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 8500 FEET...

* TIMING AND SNOW LEVELS...SNOWFALL SHOULD DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS AREA ABOVE 9000 FEET. SNOW
  LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO LOWER TO 8500 FEET BY SUNSET FRIDAY AND
  DROP TO 7500 FEET BY SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL SHOULD BE
  HEAVY AT TIMES ABOVE 8500 FEET AFTER 12 PM FRIDAY THROUGH
  SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE TAPERING OFF SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW ARE FORECAST
  BETWEEN 8500 FEET AND 9500 FEET WITH 18 TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW
  ABOVE 9500 FEET.

* OTHER IMPACTS...ROADWAYS ABOVE 8500 FEET INCLUDING HIGHWAYS
  191...260..261...AND 273 WILL BE AFFECTED BY HEAVY SNOW.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EXPECTED DUE TO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW. DRIVING WILL BE
DANGEROUS DURING THIS STORM. IF POSSIBLE...POSTPONE TRAVELING IN
THE WARNING AREA UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TAKE
EMERGENCY SUPPLIES. TELL OTHERS YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE. FOR THE LATEST
ROAD CONDITIONS AND/OR CLOSURES...CALL THE ADOT FREEWAY
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT 1 888 411 7623 OR VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT
WWW.AZ511.COM. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION IS ON THE WEB AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV.FLAGSTAFF.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
1237 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ510-511-300600-
/O.UPG.KTWC.WS.A.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
/O.NEW.KTWC.WS.W.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM
1237 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO NOON MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM FRIDAY TO NOON
MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE
  INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL WILL LIKELY BE HEAVY AT TIMES.

* 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 24 INCHES ACROSS THE
  PINALENO MOUNTAINS OF SOUTH CENTRAL GRAHAM COUNTY...INCLUDING
  MT. GRAHAM.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE AROUND 8500 TO
  9000 FEET. SNOW LEVELS WILL THEN LOWER TO AROUND 8000 FRIDAY
  EVENING...AND CONTINUE TO LOWER TO BETWEEN 7000 AND 7500 FEET BY
  MIDDAY SATURDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL BE ABOVE 8000
  FEET.

* 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.

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

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
1237 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ514-300600-
/O.UPG.KTWC.WS.A.0001.150130T1200Z-150131T1900Z/
/O.NEW.KTWC.WS.W.0001.150130T1800Z-150131T1900Z/
CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN
1237 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO NOON MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM FRIDAY TO NOON MST
SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

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

* TIMING...SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING...
  THEN CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL MAY BE HEAVY AT
  TIMES.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...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 BETWEEN 7000 AND 7500 FEET BY
  MIDDAY SATURDAY. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOW WILL BE ABOVE 8000
  FEET.

* 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.

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

&&

$$

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


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
300 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ004>018-037>040-300745-
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-
300 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

RAIN SHOWERS COVERAGE WILL INCREASE TONIGHT FROM SOUTH TO NORTH.
SNOW LEVELS TO BE AT AND ABOVE 9000 FEET OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING A MOIST SUBTROPICAL AIRMASS INTO
NORTHERN ARIZONA FROM TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. EXPECT
WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA. RAINFALL TOTALS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM A HALF INCH TO 2
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON
RIM. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS EXCEEDING 18 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ABOVE 9000
FEET.

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WHITE MOUNTAINS ABOVE
8500 FEET FROM 5 AM FRIDAY THROUGH 5 PM SATURDAY. SEE TEXT PRODUCT
PHXWSWFGZ FOR DETAILS. SNOW LEVEL PROJECTIONS ARE FOR NORTHERN
ARIZONA ARE: AT AND ABOVE 8500 FEET THROUGH SUNSET FRIDAY AND THEN
LOWER TO AROUND 7500 FEET BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
516 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ021>024-026>028-301300-
WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
SOUTHWEST DESERTS-SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
516 AM MST THU JAN 29 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EAST-CENTRAL ARIZONA...SOUTH-
CENTRAL ARIZONA...SOUTHWEST ARIZONA AND WEST-CENTRAL ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP AND SPREAD NORTH LATER TONIGHT
LEADING TO LOCALLY MODERATE OR EVEN HEAVY RAIN ESPECIALLY OVER HIGHER
TERRAIN AREAS TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF PHOENIX.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SHOWERS...SOME WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN...WILL AFFECT SOUTHWEST
AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA FRIDAY THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY. THE
BEST CHANCE FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL OCCUR DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY. THERE
WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ON
BOTH DAYS AND ANY STORM THAT DEVELOPS WILL LOCALLY ENHANCE RAINFALL TOTALS.

THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS TO THE
NORTH AND EAST OF PHOENIX. HEAVY RAIN FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY NIGHT MAY
LEAD TO BOTH URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING...CAUSING WASHES TO FLOW
HEAVILY AND LEADING TO SOME FLOODING OF ROADS AND LOW LYING AREAS.
RAIN TOTALS IN THE LOWER DESERTS MAY EXCEED ONE INCH DURING THE
FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY PERIOD AND TOTALS IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN EAST
OF PHOENIX MAY EXCEED 1.5 INCHES.

RAIN AND RAIN SHOWERS WILL START TO DIMINISH IN BOTH COVERAGE AND
INTENSITY THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND INTO THE EVENING HOURS ON SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED.

$$

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX


Short Term Forecast


SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
444 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

AZZ501>515-300100-
WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-TOHONO O`ODHAM NATION-
UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY-TUCSON METRO AREA-
SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-SOUTHEAST PINAL COUNTY-
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-UPPER GILA RIVER VALLEY-
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING...AJO...ORGAN PIPE CACTUS N.M....SELLS...NOGALES...
TUCSON...GREEN VALLEY...MARANA...VAIL...PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK...
MAMMOTH...ORACLE...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON...WILLCOX...DOUGLAS...
CLIFTON...SAFFORD...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM...
CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS...MADERA CANYON...
MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN...KITT PEAK
444 PM MST THU JAN 29 2015

.NOW...
SCATTERED SHOWERS...MORE NUMEROUS WEST OF TUCSON...WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH 6 PM. MOVEMENT OF THESE SHOWERS WAS AROUND 30 TO 35 MPH.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH
THROUGH 6 PM...ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE ISOLATED AREAS THAT MAY SEE
HIGHER AMOUNTS.

$$


FOR A GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION SEE:
WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON/MONSOON/GRANALYST.PHP

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