January 15, 2020 at 6:47 pm

Blizzard Warning


Issued Zones:  Mt Baldy (Sunrise Park) …

Site:  Arizona Weather Force has issued a Blizzard Warning effective Thursday …

Date:  1/15/20 at 10:45am PT

Forecast: A weather system will come into Arizona on your Thursday, bringing light snowfall at first to the region.  Wind gusts will up and snow will as well throughout the day where the Martin Wind Gust Intensity Model is pegging a value 5 or 6 at the resort along with heavy snowfall. 

The snow model indicates on the slopes it will be 6-12″ with 2-6″ at the Sunrise Park Lodge, but close to that 6″ margin.  As a result of the high winds and snowfall, a Blizzard Warning will suit you on your Thursday with snowfall ending overnight into Friday morning.  Use the models below for your snow/wind forecast.

Martin Wind Gust Intensity Scale –

8. Extensive widespread damage.
7. Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is considerable. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over CERTAIN.
6. SOME Trees are broken or uprooted, building damage is possible. – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Likely, Do NOT recommend Traveling in this zone
5. Slight damage occurs to buildings, shingles are blown off of roofs. HIGH WIND WARNING CRITERIA – High Profile Vehicle Roll-Over Possible if weight is not corrected.
4. Twigs and small branches are broken from trees, walking is difficult.
3. Large trees sway, becoming difficult to walk. POWER SHUTDOWN THRESHOLD WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA
2. Large tree branches move, telephone wires begin to “whistle”, umbrellas are difficult to keep under control.
1. Small trees sway.

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Forecaster: KM