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16 February 2019  

Prescott could get as much as 10" of snow with this latest storm. Flagstaff is looking at a possible 15". Snow levels expected to be at 2500-3000 feet.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019

AZZ004-007-008-015>018-038-162345- /O.CON.KFGZ.WS.W.0003.190217T1800Z-190219T0600Z/ Kaibab Plateau-Coconino Plateau-Yavapai County Mountains- Western Mogollon Rim-Eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains- Northern Gila County-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Jacob Lake, Fredonia, Valle, Prescott, Flagstaff, Happy Jack, Show Low, Greer, Payson, and Sedona 427 AM MST Sat Feb 16 2019

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SUNDAY TO 11 PM MST MONDAY…

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 9 inches, with local amounts up to 15 inches.

* WHERE...Areas near Alpine, Doney Park, Flagstaff, Forest Lakes, Fredonia, Heber-Overgaard, Jacob Lake, Payson, Pine- Strawberry, Pinetop-Lakeside, Prescott, Prescott Valley, Sedona, Seligman, Show Low, Valle, Whiteriver and Williams.

* WHEN...11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Look for significant reductions in visibility at times.

Snow forecast from 11 AM Sunday to 11 PM Monday:

Alpine 4 to 8 inches Doney Park 8 to 12 inches Flagstaff 9 to 15 inches Forest Lakes 9 to 15 inches Fredonia 1 to 3 inches Heber-Overgaard 6 to 10 inches Jacob Lake 6 to 10 inches Payson 7 to 11 inches Pine-Strawberry 9 to 15 inches Pinetop-Lkside 7 to 11 inches Prescott 6 to 10 inches Prescott Valley 5 to 9 inches Sedona 5 to 9 inches Seligman 4 to 8 inches Show Low 6 to 10 inches Valle 5 to 9 inches Whiteriver 5 to 9 inches Williams 9 to 15 inches

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Stay inside if possible and off the roads. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Always let someone know your route, when you leave and when they can expect you. 

When driving in the snow:

Take your time

Allow plenty of room for stop lights and stop signs

Lots of room between you and the vehicle in front of you

Extra Water

Easy-to-eat food items (that do not need to be heated) - enough for a couple of days

Prescriptions

Pet food

Matches & candles

Flashlights & fresh batteries 

Plenty of blankets on hand

Hats, gloves, scarves and winter jackets

Charged cell phone

External phone chargers (charged up!)

Can opener (manual kind!)

Snow tires or chains

Sand or rock salt for sidewalks

Snow shovels handy

Snow toys (sleds, saucers, inner tubes, etc.)

A few good books!

Wondering what to do with all that snow? Make snow ice cream, of course! 

Note: If the storm is as strong as predicted, there is a good chance schools will be delayed or closed, even on Tuesday and Wednesday. You might want to have a childcare plan ready if needed. We will have up-to-date school information on PrescotteNews.com

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