Weather Service Report


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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
337 AM MST THU JAN 1 2015

AZZ024-011300-
/O.EXT.KPSR.WS.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150101T1300Z/
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GLOBE...MIAMI...TOP-OF-THE-WORLD
337 AM MST THU JAN 1 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST EARLY THIS
MORNING ABOVE 3500 FEET...

THE WINTER STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST EARLY
THIS MORNING. 

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL STORM ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES
  ABOVE 3500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 5000 FEET.

* SNOW LEVELS...AROUND 1500 FEET.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF EARLY THIS MORNING WITH ONLY A
  FEW FLURRIES EXPECTED LATER THIS MORNING AND THIS AFTERNOON.

* AFFECTED AREA...LOCATIONS IN THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST 
  FOOTHILLS AND IN SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY ABOVE 3500 FEET. THIS 
  INCLUDES THE CITIES OF GLOBE AND MIAMI...AND THE TRAVEL 
  CORRIDORS OF HIGHWAY 87 NEAR SUNFLOWER...HIGHWAY 60 NEAR TOP 
  OF THE WORLD...AND HIGHWAY 77 NORTH OF GLOBE TO THE SALT RIVER 
  CANYON. 

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WHERE SNOW
  HAS ACCUMULATED ON THE ROAD.

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.

$$

STAY UP-TO-DATE ON THE LATEST FORECASTS BY LISTENING TO WEATHER RADIO
ON THE PUBLIC SERVICE BAND. YOU CAN ALSO VISIT US ON
FACEBOOK...TWITTER...AND AT WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX

MORE DETAILED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WINTER WEATHER
EVENT CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEATHER AND HAZARDS DATA VIEWER AT:
WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV



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