Cochise County, Arizona
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High Wind Warning
AZZ507-210600-
/O.UPG.KTWC.WI.Y.0001.170121T0300Z-170121T1500Z/
/O.NEW.KTWC.HW.W.0001.170121T0300Z-170121T1900Z/
UPPER SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIERRA VISTA...BENSON
218 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WIND ADVISORY UPGRADED TO A HIGH WIND WARNING...IN EFFECT FROM
8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MST
SATURDAY. THIS UPGRADES THE WIND ADVISORY WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY IN
EFFECT.

* IMPACTS...WINDS COULD CAUSE TREE AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. STRONG
CROSSWINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. LOCATIONS DOWNWIND OF THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS
WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGING WINDS...INCLUDING HIGHWAY
90. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO LIKELY IN THE BENSON AREA AND
CROSSWINDS WILL ALSO AFFECT STATE ROUTE 80 FROM BENSON TO
BISBEE.

* TIMING...INCREASING THIS EVENING AND PEAKING DURING THE LATE
NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH THIS EVENING...THEN 35 TO 45
MPH WITH GUSTS OF 60 TO 65 MPH OVERNIGHT THROUGH 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 HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR
HIGHER. SECURE TRASH CANS...LAWN FURNITURE...AND OTHER LOOSE OR
LIGHTWEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS. HIGH WINDS CAN TOPPLE TREES...BLOW
WEAKENED ROOFS OFF HOUSES...AND DOWN POWER LINES. USE EXTREME
CAUTION WHEN DRIVING WHERE STRONG CROSSWINDS WILL AFFECT TRAVEL.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE...LOCAL
MEDIA...INTERNET OR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLET FOR THE LATEST ON THIS
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ503-508-210600-
/O.EXT.KTWC.WI.Y.0001.170121T0300Z-170121T1900Z/
UPPER SANTA CRUZ RIVER VALLEY/ALTAR VALLEY-
EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY BELOW 5000 FEET-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NOGALES...WILLCOX
218 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON MST
SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE STRONG
GUSTY WINDS. LOOSE AND UNSECURED OUTDOOR OBJECTS MAY ALSO BE
BLOWN AWAY.

* TIMING...INCREASING THIS EVENING...PEAKING DURING THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER
ARE EXPECTED IN THE VALLEYS...OR 35 MPH OR GREATER ABOVE
5000 FEET. HIGHER GUSTS ARE ALSO LIKELY. THIS COULD MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
AZZ510-511-514-211100-
/O.CON.KTWC.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170121T1900Z/
WHITE MOUNTAINS OF GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES-
GALIURO AND PINALENO MOUNTAINS-CATALINA AND RINCON MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HANNAGAN MEADOW...MOUNT GRAHAM...
MOUNT LEMMON...SUMMERHAVEN
217 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST
SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS RESULTING INTO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. PERIODS OF BLIZZARD LIKE CONDIITONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
EVENING INTO SATURDAY MORNING. VERY STRONG WINDS ACCOMPANYING
THE SNOW MAY ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

* TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING...WITH THE
HEAVIEST SNOW LATE TONIGHT AND INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
AND 1 TO 3 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...6000 FEET THIS EVENING...LOWERING TO 4500 FEET SATURDAY
MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 70 MPH.

* 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 WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...OR YOUR FAVORITE...LOCAL
MEDIA...INTERNET OR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLET FOR THE LATEST ON THIS
HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
AZZ512-513-515-211100-
/O.CON.KTWC.WS.W.0001.170121T0000Z-170121T1900Z/
CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS-
DRAGOON AND MULE AND HUACHUCA AND SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS-
BABOQUIVARI MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CHIRICAHUA NM...BISBEE...CANELO HILLS
217 PM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON MST SATURDAY...

* IMPACTS...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW WILL CAUSE PERIODS OF LOW VISIBILITY AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS RESULTING INTO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ABOVE
5000 FEET. PERIODS OF BLIZZARD LIKE CONDIITONS ARE POSSIBLE INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. VERY STRONG WINDS ACCOMPANYING THE SNOW MAY
ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

* TIMING...A WINTER STORM WILL IMPACT THE REGION INTO SATURDAY
MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND BECOME
HEAVY TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES BETWEEN 5500 AND 7000 FEET
AND 1 TO 2 FEET ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...6000 FEET THIS EVENING...LOWERING TO 4500 FEET SATURDAY
MORNING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 70 MPH.

* 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 WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED. GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN THE
MOUNTAINS. STRONG WINDS MAY ALSO DAMAGE TREES AND POWER LINES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL TELEVISION OR RADIO
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE PROVIDER FOR UPDATES
ON THIS WINTER STORM.

&&

$$


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