Maricopa County, Arizona
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Wind Advisory
AZZ022-023-026>028-202230-
/O.CON.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
209 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING 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...THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...WEST WINDS GUSTING 35 TO 40 MPH.

* 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
AZZ024-202300-
/O.CON.KPSR.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170121T1800Z/
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
348 AM MST FRI JAN 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
SATURDAY ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* TIMING...PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG AND WET PACIFIC WEATHER DISTURBANCE MOVING
THROUGH THE REGION. THE BEST CHANCES FOR HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR FROM
MID EVENING TODAY THROUGH MID MORNING SATURDAY.

* 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 LATER THIS EVENING 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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