Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
404 AM PDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...Heavy Snow Over the High Cascades Through This Evening...

.A very wet and cool spring system will continue to bring heavy,
wet snow to the high Cascades through this evening. Strong
westerly flow will enhance snowfall over the west facing slopes
including much of Crater Lake National Park. The highest
elevations, such as Crater Lake Rim, will be the hardest hit with
over a foot of snow. Strong winds will also create blowing snow
and white out conditions over exposed areas.

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South Central Oregon Cascades-
Including the city of Crater Lake
404 AM PDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* Additional snow accumulations in the warning area...12 to 18
  inches.

* Additional snow accumulations in the advisory area...6 to 12
  inches.

* Winds...West winds of 20 to 30 mph will create areas of
  blowing and drifting snow and significant reductions to
  visibility at times.

* Elevation...The heaviest accumulations will occur above 5500
  feet, although snow will fall as low as 4000 feet this morning.

* Timing...The heaviest snow will fall early this morning. But, snow
  will continue through this evening.

* Locations in the warning area include...Crater Lake National
  Park. Although most of the snow will occur inside the park,
  higher portions of highway 62, 138, and 230 may be affected at
  times.

* Locations in the advisory area include...Highway 138 near
  Diamond Lake and near the intersection of highway 230 and
  highway 138.

* Impacts...Travel will be difficult or impossible due to heavy,
  wet snow. Travelers planning to visit the park early this week
  should be prepared for very hazardous winter-like conditions. Do
  not be caught off guard by recent mild weather, winter weather
  is still occurring in the high country.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. If you must
travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle
in case of an emergency.

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

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Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
404 AM PDT Mon Apr 24 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* Additional snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches.

* Winds...West winds of 20 to 30 mph will create areas of
  blowing and drifting snow and significant reductions to
  visibility at times.

* Elevation...The heaviest accumulations will occur above 5500
  feet and in the Southern Oregon Cascades, although snow will
  fall as low as 4500 feet this morning.

* Timing...The heaviest snow will fall early this morning. But,
  snow will continue through this evening.

* Locations include...Mount Ashland Ski Area, Highway 140 near
  Lake of the Woods, and Dead Indian Memorial Highway.

* Impacts...Travel will be difficult due to heavy, wet snow.
  Travelers planning to visit the area early this week should be
  prepared for very hazardous winter-like conditions. Do not be
  caught off guard by recent mild weather, winter weather is still
  occurring in the high country.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while
driving.

&&

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DW



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