Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Tonight

12/16/14 – The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a winter weather advisory for snow which is in effect from 11 PM this evening to 11 PM Wednesday. Snow will begin after midnight with the heaviest snowfall from late morning through early evening.

Show Low = 3 to 6 inches
Pinetop-Lakeside = 2 to 4 inches
Alpine = 2 to 4 inches
Forest Lakes = 3 to 5 inches
Heber-Overgaard = 1 to 3 inches

Travel will be most difficult early Wednesday morning and again late Wednesday afternoon and evening due to either low visibility and snow accumulation on roadways. To watch a quick video on preparing for winter storms click here.

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Winter Weather Advisory Beginning Early Wednesday Morning

December 16, 2014 3:11 PM

EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF…SHOW LOW

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM WEDNESDAY TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN BEFORE SUNRISE WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW
WEDNESDAY INTO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

* GENERAL EVENT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…3 TO 6 INCHES WITH UP
TO A FOOT ABOVE 9000 FEET. SEE DETAILS BELOW OR CONSULT POINT
SPECIFIC FORECAST AT: WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF.

* SNOWFALL FORECAST FROM 5 AM MST WEDNESDAY UNTIL 5 AM MST
THURSDAY…

ALPINE 2 TO 4 INCHES FOREST LAKES 3 TO 5 INCHES
HEBER-OVERGAARD 1 TO 3 INCHES PINETOP-LKSIDE 2 TO 4 INCHES
SHOW LOW 1 TO 3 INCHES

* OTHER IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BE THE MOST DIFFICULT OVERNIGHT
WEDNESDAY TO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY AND
SNOW ACCUMULATION ON ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FALLING SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

PLAN EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. 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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Wind Advisory has been issued!

12/12/14 – Patchy low clouds and fog persist over the lower valleys of northeast Arizona this morning. These conditions are not as widespread as the past few days and will dissipate as the day progresses. Strong winds will develop ahead of an approaching cold front today. Expect southwest wind gusts between 35 and 45 MPH this afternoon from Flagstaff and Prescott northwestward.

By this evening a cold front will begin to cross the region from west to east arriving in western Coconino/Yavapai Counties just before midnight. Periods of moderate to heavy precipitation are expected along and just ahead of the front followed by showery conditions behind the front. Snow levels will drop down to between 6000 to 7000 feet by late tonight and will continue to decrease during the day on Saturday.

On Saturday the front will continue to move across northern Arizona reaching the eastern border region by early afternoon. Snow levels by Saturday afternoon will range from 5500 to 7000 feet.

In general total snowfall by Saturday afternoon will range anywhere from a trace to 3 inches for locations between 6000 to 7000 feet with 3 to 6 inches of snow possible above 7000 feet. Higher amounts are likely over the highest mountain peaks and on south facing slopes.

 

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