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Arizona, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument

Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 2:10 PM MST on January 17, 2017

Expires 2:00 PM EST on January 21, 2017


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through
Saturday morning above 5500 feet...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Winter Storm
Watch above 5500 feet... which is in effect from Friday afternoon
through Saturday morning.

* Impacts... snow and blowing snow will cause periods of low
visibility and snow covered roads resulting into hazardous
driving conditions... especially above 5500 feet.

* Timing... two storms will impact the area later this week. Storm
number one will bring light to moderate snow Thursday evening
into Friday morning. After a brief break between storms... storm
number two will bring periods of moderate to heavy snow late
Friday afternoon into late Saturday morning.

* Snow accumulations... 2 to 4 inches above 6000 feet Thursday
evening into Friday morning. 5 to 12 inches above 5500 feet late
Friday afternoon into late Saturday morning. Two storm event total
of 7 to 16 inches above 5500 feet.

* Snow levels... lowering to 7000 feet Thursday afternoon... 6000
feet Friday morning... 5500 feet Friday afternoon... 5000 feet
Friday night.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph Thursday
night into Friday morning... then southwest 25 to 35 mph with
gusts up to 50 mph Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow accumulations that may seriously impact travel. Gusty winds
and blowing snow is also possible. Those planning travel into the
watch area should prepare for difficult winter driving conditions.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio... commercial television or radio
stations... or your cable television service provider for updates
on this developing winter storm.



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Louisiana - Record Report
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
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Missouri - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Air Quality Alert
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New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
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Wyoming - High Wind Warning , Special Statement , Record Report

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