...but it could be your chicken coop!
Strong winds are accompanying these storms
Make sure you have nothing loose outdoors
Be prepared for the storms that are rolling in
Accompanying this week's snow storm were gusty winds that brought white-outs and blizzard-like conditions. It also sent buildings flying, trees crashing and tipped port-a-potties on their side.
In Yavapai County, the gustiest winds were seen at Sunset Point, where they reached 88 MPH. Aren't you glad you weren't trying to drive a big rig truck through that? Still, 64 MPH winds at the Prescott Regional Airport are nothing to ignore. All of this is to say that the storms aren't over, and while this next one, which starts Thursday afternoon, will be snowier and last longer, there will still be windy conditions, even if they aren't as severe as the ones from Tuesday. Here are the reported wind speeds in Yavapai County on Wednesday morning. If you'd like to see all of the data, check out this link: https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=fgz&issuedby=FGZ&product=PNS
In the Prescott area, the Winter Storm Warning has been extended until Friday morning at 11 AM. with another potential 6" of snow, depending on elevation. We're looking at a third storm from Saturday to Sunday, dropping yet another 4-6" of snow. All in all, the National Weather Service is predicting a storm total of 12-18" through Sunday night.
By the way, be prepared for closures and blasting along I-17 in the late evening hours. It's scheduled to take place tonight (Thursday), but that certainly could be postponed due to weather. Nonetheless, it will happen sometime, so keep track on https://twitter.com/ArizonaDOT.