4/24/14- The National Weather Service has advised that a Red Flag Warning will be in effect Friday from noon until 8:00 pm for much of Northeastern Arizona due to strong winds and low relative humidity. An unseasonably strong Pacific storm will approach the southwest on Friday bringing strong winds and very low humidity. Critical Fire Weather conditions are expected to end Friday evening. Areas of blowing dust may affect Northeastern Arizona travel conditions. Make sure to check Az511 for current road information or possible closures.
Saturday a strong late season cold front will move through Northern Arizona producing very strong winds, widespread rand and possible snow along with thunderstorms. Snow levels should fall to around 5500 feet late saturday morning in Coconino and Yavapai Counties.
Sunday expect clearing conditions from west to east with gusty northwest winds.
ON FRIDAY….SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH ARE PROBABLE ALONG AND NORTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR MOST OF NORTHEAST ARIZONA.
SEE PHXRFWFGZ FOR DETAILS.
FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. A STRONG LATE SEASON COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH NORTHERN ARIZONA. VERY STRONG SOUTH SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH THE FRONT. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND SNOW ARE FORECAST WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD FALL TO AROUND 6500 FEET SATURDAY MORNING IN COCONINO AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME…BUT SNOWFALL WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES AND WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY ABOVE 6500 FEET. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS TO CONTINUE SATURDAY NIGHT.
ON SUNDAY…EXPECT CLEARING CONDITIONS FROM WEST TO EAST WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS.
4/23/14 – Several agencies are participating in a response exercise today in Show Low. This exercise will test the capabilities of the local responders throughout the area to ensure that when the situations are real we will all be ready!