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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
509 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

AZZ004>018-037>040-010900-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-
COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-
OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
509 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE...COCONINO...
NORTHERN GILA...NAVAJO...AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN
ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING MODERATE SNOW AMOUNTS TO
AREAS ABOVE 5000 FEET FROM THE KAIBAB PLATEAU TO THE CHUSKA
MOUNTAINS TODAY...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT...SEE
PRODUCT PHXWSWFGZ FOR DETAILS. ELSEWHERE...EXPECT NUMEROUS LIGHT
TO MODERATE SHOWERS WITH SNOW LEVELS AROUND 6500 FEET IN THE
FLAGSTAFF AREA TO 7500 FEET IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. IT WILL ALSO
BE WINDY TODAY AND A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST FOR
MANY AREAS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

ON SUNDAY...PERIODS OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE WITH SNOW
LEVELS GRADUALLY RISING TO 7000 FEET OR HIGHER FOR MOST AREAS SUNDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. LATEST FORECASTS NOW SHOW A
FRONTAL BAND OF HEAVY PRECIPITATION MOVING INTO YAVAPAI AND
COCONINO COUNTY MONDAY MORNING...THEN SHIFTING INTO EASTERN
ARIZONA BY MONDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS SHOULD DROP RAPIDLY WITH
THE FRONT...WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LIKELY ABOVE
THE 6000 FOOT LEVEL...SEE WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF FOR POINT SNOWFALL
AMOUNTS FOR YOUR LOCATION.

LOWER ELEVATION RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1-3 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH MONDAY...WITH THE HIGHER AMOUNTS
OVER THE FOOTHILLS OF THE MOGOLLON RIM...NORTHERN GILA COUNTY AND
THE YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS
FORECAST TO ARRIVE SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. DURING THIS TIME...
SIGNIFICANT RISES COULD OCCUR ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS...ESPECIALLY
SOUTH OF THE MOGOLLON RIM.

TUESDAY ONWARD...THE CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION DWINDLE WITH
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES RUNNING WELL BELOW NORMAL.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

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