Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Weather turns...

Blizzard Warning

Tomorrow we bump up against our 7 day stay limit here at Gilbert Ray.
Our intent was to head into the mountains and spend some time at
the Windy Hill Campground on Roosevelt Lake in Tonto National Forest.
With the weather forecast below and the fact that we would be
driving over Mountain Passes exceeding 5,000'  -  I think we need to wait a day or two.
Tomorrow we will plead our case at the office and see if they will let us stay.

Heavy snow expected.

The Winter Storm Warning has been lowered to 3000 feet. The Winter Storm Warning has been replaced by a Blizzard Warning in some Mountain locations.

Blizzard Warning in effect from 6 am to 11 pm MST Wednesday.
Winter Storm Warning is cancelled.

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Blizzard Warning, which is in effect from 6 am to 11 pm MST Wednesday. This replaces the Winter Storm Warning. 

Impacts: hazardous driving conditions are expected with snow and blowing snow. Whiteout conditions are expected. 

Timing: expect accumulating snow to begin around Sunrise Wednesday morning. The Heaviest snowfall is expected to occur from 9 am to 7 pm Wednesday. Snow showers will decrease from west to east by late Wednesday evening. 

Snow accumulations: storm totals of 7 to 14 inches between 5000 and 7000 feet, and from 14 to 19 inches above 7000 feet. Locally higher amounts are possible at highest mountain elevations. 

Winds: strong and gusty winds are expected. Southwest to west winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts to between 50 and 55 mph are possible.
For a detailed view of the hazard area, visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrh/whv/?wfo=twc.


  1. Be safe out there first and foremost! All a part of what we do!

  2. Most places will let you stay longer if they are not full. Some make you move to another site. I never have that problem, since I can't take but a week at a time of vacation.

  3. I'm expecting that they will let us stay at least one more day. I'm hoping for a couple of days to allow it to warm back up a bit before we head that way.

  4. Snow! Yikes, all we have to worry about is North Swell and French Cruisers! Stay warm.

  5. i want to see snow, but not that much!! you guys take it easy & be careful.

  6. Honker down and be safe (and cozy cozy)!


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