SEVERE WEATHER ALERT FROM NWS: Winter Storm Warning

January 19th, 2017 at 11:49 AM
Issued by the National Weather Service
WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 6AM MST THU UNTIL 12PM MST SAT …WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO NOON MST SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO NOON MST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING…LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL DEVELOP AND SPREAD FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE DAY THURSDAY. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY NIGHT…DECREASING IN INTENSITY DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. A SECOND WAVE OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. * GENERAL EVENT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…DEPENDING ON YOUR LOCATION WITHIN THE WARNING AREA…EXPECT 8 TO 16 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET AND 12 TO 24 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FEET. CONSULT POINT SPECIFIC FORECASTS AT: WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF. * SNOWFALL FORECAST FROM 6 AM MST THURSDAY UNTIL NOON MST SATURDAY… DONEY PARK 9 TO 15 INCHES FLAGSTAFF 15 TO 21 INCHES GRAND CANYON 11 TO 17 INCHES JACOB LAKE 13 TO 19 INCHES NORTH RIM 18 TO 24 INCHES VALLE 9 TO 13 INCHES WILLIAMS 16 TO 22 INCHES * OTHER IMPACTS…GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PRODUCE AREAS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY…AS WELL AS BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING…DUE TO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND STRONG WINDS PRODUCING LIMITED VISIBILITIES. DRIVING WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DURING THIS STORM. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS AND 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. &&

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