Maricopa County, Arizona
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Wind Advisory
AZZ022-023-026>028-200915-
/O.NEW.KPSR.WI.Y.0001.170121T0300Z-170121T1500Z/
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-GREATER PHOENIX AREA-SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUCKEYE...LAKE PLEASANT...MORRISTOWN...
NEW RIVER...TONOPAH...WICKENBURG...CAREFREE...CAVE CREEK...
CHANDLER...FOUNTAIN HILLS...GILBERT...GLENDALE...MESA...PEORIA...
PHOENIX...SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...TEMPE...DATELAND...TACNA...
WELLTON...GILA BEND...APACHE JUNCTION...CASA GRANDE...COOLIDGE...
FLORENCE
202 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...MUCH OF MARICOPA COUNTY...INCLUDING THE GREATER
PHOENIX AREA...NORTHWEST AND NORTH-CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY...MUCH OF
YUMA COUNTY...AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST LA PAZ COUNTY.

* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 40 MPH AT TIMES.

* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
ALONG INTERSTATE 8 AND INTERSTATE 10.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF BETWEEN
30 AND 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED...OR WIND GUSTS OF BETWEEN 40 AND
58 MPH. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY
FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. IN ADDITION...STRONG WINDS OVER DESERT
AREAS COULD RESULT IN BRIEFLY LOWERED VISIBILITIES TO WELL UNDER
A MILE AT TIMES IN BLOWING DUST OR BLOWING SAND. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

$$
Winter Storm Warning
AZZ024-201245-
/O.CON.KPSR.WS.W.0001.170120T0700Z-170121T1800Z/
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
231 PM MST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 11 AM MST SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED FROM THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING ASSOCIATED WITH A COUPLE OF WEATHER
DISTURBANCES MOVING THROUGH THE REGION.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...ALTHOUGH SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE AND FALL WITH
EACH PASSING DISTURBANCE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING, A GENERAL SNOW
LEVEL FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW IS 5500 FEET. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON COULD REACH NEARLY ONE
FOOT.

* AFFECTED AREA...HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY.

* SNOW LEVELS...FALLING TO NEAR 5000 FEET AT TIMES...BUT WITH
ACCUMULATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET.

* MAIN IMPACT...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MAY MAKE DRIVING
CONDITIONS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY...ESPECIALLY ON THE SAN CARLOS INDIAN
RESERVATION AND OVER SIGNAL PEAK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN
EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...
FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

$$

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