Not much has changed in the outlook. Snow is on it’s way to Northern Arizona. After a windy morning, accumulations in the 8-12 inches will mostly arrive this afternoon and evening(Storm Warning text is below the graphic). Ta-da! White Christmas!
Be very careful with travel!!!
What’s possibly more interesting is that it looks like a repeat is over the horizon for next weekend. It looks like another one-two punch is focused around New Years. One storm comes in from the west, followed by a second storm rising from the south-southwest. The current computer model projections have both bringing significant snow to the Northland.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ 450 AM MST SAT DEC 24 2016 AZZ004-006>008-015-016-242200- /O.CON.KFGZ.WS.W.0006.161224T1800Z-161225T0600Z/ KAIBAB PLATEAU-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-COCONINO PLATEAU- YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM- EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JACOB LAKE...GRAND CANYON VILLAGE... VALLE...FLAGSTAFF...HAPPY JACK 450 AM MST SAT DEC 24 2016 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM MST THIS EVENING... * TIMING...RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS WILL SPREAD FROM WEST TO EAST EARLY THIS MORNING. STEADIER AND HEAVIER SNOW WILL DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL IS LIKELY FROM ABOUT NOON UNTIL 8 PM MST...WITH THE EARLIER TIMES IN THE WEST AND THE LATER HOURS TO THE EAST. * GENERAL EVENT TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW BETWEEN 6000 AND 8000 FEET...WITH 10 TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW ABOVE 8000 FEET. PORTIONS OF YAVAPAI COUNTY ABOVE 6000 FEET WILL SEE 6 TO 10 INCHES. SEE DETAILS BELOW OR CONSULT POINT SPECIFIC FORECAST AT: WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF. * SNOWFALL FORECAST FROM 11 AM MST TODAY UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS EVENING... DONEY PARK 3 TO 5 INCHES FLAGSTAFF 7 TO 11 INCHES FOREST LAKES 8 TO 12 INCHES FREDONIA 1 TO 2 INCHES GRAND CANYON 2 TO 4 INCHES HEBER-OVERGAARD 2 TO 4 INCHES JACOB LAKE 2 TO 4 INCHES NORTH RIM 5 TO 9 INCHES PRESCOTT VALLEY 1 TO 3 INCHES PRESCOTT 3 TO 5 INCHES SELIGMAN 1 TO 3 INCHES VALLE 1 TO 3 INCHES WILLIAMS 7 TO 11 INCHES PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING...DUE TO SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND STRONG WINDS PRODUCING LIMITED VISIBILITIES. DRIVING WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DURING THIS STORM. FOR THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS AND CLOSURES...CALL THE ADOT FREEWAY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT 1 888 411 7623 OR VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT WWW.AZ511.COM. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION IS ON THE WEB AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF. && $$