The National Weather Service in Flagstaff, Ariz. has issued the following advisory for a winter storm in effect from midnight through noon, Friday, Dec. 14.
Snow will begin by late evening Thursday and will become steady after midnight, with some showers and turning intermittent by Friday afternoon.
Accumulations are predicted to be 5 to 8 inches above 6,500 feet. Locally higher amounts of 14 to 20 inches are possible near the southern edge of the Mogollon Rim.
Gusty winds are also forecast – expect 15 to 25 miles per hour from the southwest, creating blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibility.
Travelers should expect slippery roads in addition to reduced visibility. Plan extra time for travel and use caution. Take emergency supplies if you plan to be on the road: winter clothing, food, water and a flashlight.
For the latest road conditions and closures, call the Arizona Department of Transportation at AZ511.