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27 November 2019   National Weather Service

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon to Friday evening above 4500 feet.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE 

National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 333 AM MST Wed Nov 27 2019

Areas Likely to Be Impacted:

Kaibab Plateau-Grand Canyon Country-Coconino Plateau- Yavapai County Mountains-Western Mogollon Rim- Eastern Mogollon Rim-Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- 

Including the cities of Jacob Lake, Fredonia, Grand Canyon Village, Valle, Prescott, Flagstaff, Happy Jack, and Sedona 

... WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING ABOVE 4500 FEET...

* WHAT... Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 10 inches from 4500 to 6000 feet with 10 to 24 inches above 6000 feet. Localized amounts up to 36 inches over the highest peaks are possible.

* WHERE... Areas above 4500 feet near Chino Valley, Doney Park, Flagstaff, Forest Lakes, Fredonia, Grand Canyon, Heber- Overgaard, Jacob Lake, North Rim, Paulden, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Seligman, Valle and Williams.

* WHEN... From Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. Snow levels above 6500 feet through early Thursday evening, falling to near 4500 feet by Friday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS... Winds gusting as high as 50 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Snow forecast from 3 PM Thursday to midnight Saturday:

Chino Valley 2 to 4 inches Doney Park 9 to 15 inches Flagstaff 17 to 23 inches Forest Lakes 20 to 26 inches Fredonia 2 to 4 inches Grand Canyon 7 to 11 inches Heber-Overgaard 7 to 11 inches Jacob Lake 9 to 13 inches North Rim 14 to 20 inches Paulden 2 to 4 inches Prescott 4 to 8 inches Prescott Valley 3 to 5 inches Sedona 4 to 6 inches Seligman 3 to 5 inches Valle 4 to 8 inches Williams 17 to 23 inches

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.