Thanksgiving Week Weather

Southwest winds are forecast to be faster with sustained speeds in the 20 to 35 MPH range with gusts from 40 to 65 MPH. The fastest speeds are expected along and north of the Mogollon Rim. The issuance of wind advisory and possibly a high winds warning is being considered. Slight chances of light rain or snow showers show up for Wednesday and Wednesday night as the cold front moves through.

Thanksgiving through Sunday expect unsettled weather with breezy afternoons and high temperatures well below normal.

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Lakeside Ranger District Conducting Prescribed Burn Today – Smoke will be Visible in Surrounding Communities

11/18/15 9:42 am

Lakeside Ranger District is conducting a 100-acre controlled burn today approximately 3 mi. north of Lake Mountain, T9N R24E SEC 2, East of Dipping Vat Springs, along FR3, FR3C, FR3B.

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Weekend Weather Update

11/13/15 – Sunday gusty winds will develop out of the southwest ahead of an approaching cold front. This front is forecast to move across the area Sunday Night through Monday. High temperatures behind the front on Monday will be around 20 degrees colder than Sunday and gusty winds will make it feel even colder. Snow levels will drop rapidly behind the front ranging from 3500 feet over northwest Arizona to around 5000 feet near the White Mountains. Light snowfall amounts are expected at this time. Generally a trace to 3 inches above 5000 feet late Sunday night into Monday evening though locally higher amounts will be possible about 7000 feet.

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