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Winter Weather Expected Wednesday into Thursday

A cold front from the Pacific Northwest is expected to hit the White Mountains early Thursday morning, bringing wind and blowing snow. The storm should end Thursday around 5pm explained meteorologists.

Affected Areas

Grand Canyon Country; Coconino Plateau; Yavapai County Mountains; Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau; Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County; Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County; Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County; Western Mogollon Rim; Eastern Mogollon Rim; White Mountains; Northern Gila County; Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons; Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264


From 1/11/2024, 2:00:00 AM MST to 1/11/2024, 11:00:00 AM MST

Winter Weather Expected Wednesday into Thursday


* WHAT…Snow expected above 3500 feet. Total snow accumulations
of 1 to 3 inches below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches above 6000 feet,
and 6 to 12 inches above 7500 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph
with gusts up to 45 mph.

Localized gusts as high as 60 mph are forecast for downslope areas along the Mogollon Rim and in the White Mountains. Winds switch around to the north-northwest by Thursday afternoon, remaining gusty 20 to 40 mph.


* WHERE…Areas above 3500 feet across northern Arizona.

* WHEN…From 2 AM to 5 PM MST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions
will impact Thursday morning’s and evening’s commute. Strong
winds could cause tree damage and localized power outages.


Snow forecast from 2 AM Thursday to 5 PM Thursday:

Alpine 4 to 8 inches
Eagar-Springerville 2 to 4 inches
Flagstaff 2 to 4 inches
Forest Lakes 4 to 8 inches
Heber-Overgaard 2 to 4 inches
Holbrook 0 to 1 inches
North Rim 2 to 4 inches
Payson 1 to 3 inches
Pinetop-Lakeside 4 to 8 inches
Saint Johns 1 to 3 inches
Show Low 3 to 5 inches
Snowflake-Taylor 1 to 2 inches
Whiteriver 3 to 5 inches
Winslow 0 to 1 inches.

NAVAJO AND APACHE COUNTIES- Winter weather and high winds are set to drive in another winter storm.

Recommended Actions

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Mountain Daily Star Staff Reports


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