Moderate Rain, High Elevation Snow Thurs Night Through Saturday

1/28/15 2:30 pm

Weather briefing from the NOAA:

A slow-moving trough will push copious amounts of moisture into Arizona Thursday night through Saturday. The subtropical origins of the air mass will provide the potential for moderate to heavy rainfall…and relatively high snow levels through much of the event. Snow levels for most of the event will be above 8000 feet…dropping to 7000-7500 feet by late Friday night or Saturday morning.

Precipitation will become widespread on Thursday night… continue through Friday night…and taper to showers on Saturday. The greatest rainfall accumulations are expected from late Thursday night through Friday night. Snow levels will remain above 8000 ft through Friday, and lower to 7000-7500 ft by Saturday morning.

The greatest impacts will be from elevated stream flows and ponding of water on roads. Flooding is not anticipated with this event. Expect hazardous driving in heavy snow at the highest elevations, above 8500’.




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Dense Fog Present This Morning

1/28/15 6:50 am
Limited visibility in low lying areas dues to fog this morning. Drive with care.

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Fog Returning to Northern Arizona Tonight

1/27/2015 – Lingering moisture and wet ground conditions could result in the formation of patches of low clouds and fog across portions of north central Arizona from the Grand Canyon to along and south of the Mogollon Rim for tonight.

Another low pressure center off the Baja Coast will strengthen and move across Arizona from late Thursday through late Saturday. This storm has the potential to produce between one and two inches of liquid precipitation. Current projections keep the snow level at or above the 7500-8000 foot level through Friday afternoon then falling to 6500-7000 feet Friday night through Saturday.

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