Yavapai County Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Watch
Issued: 4:12 AM MST Jan. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday morning through
Saturday morning for elevations above 6000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a Winter
Storm Watch... which is in effect from Thursday morning through
Saturday morning.

* Timing... light snow will develop and spread from west to east
during the day Thursday. Moderate to heavy snow will develop
Thursday night, before tapering off to snow showers during the
day Friday. A second storm will bring periods of moderate to
heavy snow to the region late Friday and Friday night.

* General event total snow accumulations... depending on your
location within the watch area, expect 8 to 16 inches between
6000 and 7000 feet and 12 to 24 inches above 7000 feet.

Consult point specific forecasts at: weather.Gov/Flagstaff.

* Other impacts... gusty southwest winds will produce areas of
reduced visibility, as well as blowing and drifting snow.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow and or ice accumulations and strong winds. These conditions
may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Additional weather information is on the web at