Winter Storm Warning


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Issued by The National Weather Service

Flagstaff, AZ

5:45 pm MST, Sun., Feb. 21, 2010

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM MST MONDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM MST MONDAY.

* TIMING: A STRONG WINTER STORM IS MOVING INTO ARIZONA FROM THE NORTH AND WILL BEGIN AFFECTING THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS FOR THE GRAND CANYON WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES BETWEEN 4000 TO 6000 FT AND 8 TO 14 INCHES ABOVE 6000 FT. STORM TOTAL SNOW AMOUNTS FOR YAVAPAI COUNTY BASINS BETWEEN 4000 TO 5000 FT WILL RANGE FROM 1 TO 3 INCHES

* WINDS: EXPECT SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW ACROSS AREA HIGHWAYS.

* TRAVEL CONDITIONS: TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL BECOME EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND DIFFICULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING... DUE TO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND STRONG WINDS PRODUCING LIMITED VISIBILITIES. DRIVING WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DURING THIS STORM. IF POSSIBLE... POSTPONE TRAVELING IN THE WARNING AREA UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL TAKE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES THAT INCLUDE WINTER CLOTHING... FOOD... WATER AND A FLASHLIGHT. TELL FAMILY AND FRIENDS YOUR TRAVEL ROUTE... THE PLANNED ARRIVAL TIME AT YOUR DESTINATION... AND THE TYPE AND COLOR OF VEHICLE YOU ARE DRIVING IN CASE YOU GET STRANDED. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES...

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