Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 6:02 PM PST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 4 PM Saturday to 10 am PST
Monday...

* what... heavy snow expected. Snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet in
The Crater and Diamond Lake areas with local amounts of 4 feet
in the highest elevations. 12 to 24 inches near Lake of The
Woods and Mount Ashland Ski Area. Winds could gust as high as 50
mph in exposed areas which would create near-blizzard
conditions. This warning does not affect Interstate 5 at
Siskiyou Summit where lighter snow accumulations of 3 to 6
inches are expected.

* Where... the southern Oregon Cascades, and portions of the
Siskiyous. This includes Highway 58, Highway 62, Highway 138,
Highway 230, Highway 140, and at Diamond Lake and Crater Lake.
This also includes the Mt. Ashland ski Road.

* When... from 4 PM Saturday to 10 am PST Monday.

* Additional details... travel will be very difficult to
impossible. Strong winds and large quantities of snow could
cause tree damage. Areas of strong winds with heavy snow will
cause near blizzard-like white-out conditions.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/mfr/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* plan to travel before the winter storm hits or just stay home.
Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is
likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective
action now.






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:16 PM PST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from late Saturday night through late
Monday night...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of south central Oregon and southwest
Oregon, including the following areas, in south central
Oregon, Siskiyou Mountains and southern Oregon Cascades and
south central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon, central
Douglas County, Curry County coast, eastern Curry County and
Josephine County, eastern Douglas County foothills, Jackson
County, and south central Oregon coast.

* From late Saturday night through late Monday night.

* Rainfall amounts from Saturday through Monday of 2 to 4 inches
are expected, with higher totals of up to 7 inches in Curry
County, and lower totals of around 1.5 inches in central Jackson
County.

* The Deer Creek at Roseburg and the Little Butte creek at Eagle
Point are two locations to watch in particular.

* Soils will become saturated with runoff contributing to Rapid
River rises on all major rivers and smaller creeks. Snowmelt may
contribute to the runoff. In addition to river flooding, areal
flooding is possible across urban areas, pastures, and low lying
areas.

* Burn scar flooding and debris flows are possible within fire
scars. Of note are the Taylor Creek and Klondike fire scars.
Problematic Log Pile-ups have been reported in the Taylor Creek
fire scar drainages which could worsen.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood
event. People, structures and roads located below steep slopes,
in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:16 PM PST Feb. 22, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from late Saturday night through late
Monday night...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of south central Oregon and southwest
Oregon, including the following areas, in south central
Oregon, Siskiyou Mountains and southern Oregon Cascades and
south central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon, central
Douglas County, Curry County coast, eastern Curry County and
Josephine County, eastern Douglas County foothills, Jackson
County, and south central Oregon coast.

* From late Saturday night through late Monday night.

* Rainfall amounts from Saturday through Monday of 2 to 4 inches
are expected, with higher totals of up to 7 inches in Curry
County, and lower totals of around 1.5 inches in central Jackson
County.

* The Deer Creek at Roseburg and the Little Butte creek at Eagle
Point are two locations to watch in particular.

* Soils will become saturated with runoff contributing to Rapid
River rises on all major rivers and smaller creeks. Snowmelt may
contribute to the runoff. In addition to river flooding, areal
flooding is possible across urban areas, pastures, and low lying
areas.

* Burn scar flooding and debris flows are possible within fire
scars. Of note are the Taylor Creek and Klondike fire scars.
Problematic Log Pile-ups have been reported in the Taylor Creek
fire scar drainages which could worsen.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood
event. People, structures and roads located below steep slopes,
in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.





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