Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Medford, OR
FGUS76 KMFR 171634
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
834 AM PST TUE JAN 17 2017
...Flood Potential Outlook for rapid rises due to heavy rain and
snow melt on rivers and streams in the following counties in
Siskiyou County in California and Coos, Curry, Douglas, and
Josephine counties in Oregon.
.A strong frontal system will move into the area tonight bringing
periods of moderate to heavy rainfall through Wednesday night.
Overall, rain amounts will be 3 to 6 inches with as much as 8
inches in the Coast Ranges. In some areas inland from the coast,
snowmelt will combine to add inflows into area streams, creeks
and rivers. Rainfall amounts could be high enough to cause small
stream flooding and for mainstem rivers to get near flooding.
A flood potential outlook is issued when there is the potential for
significant rises or flooding along rivers and streams.
The exact scenario for flooding remains uncertain. This product will
be updated as necessary. Watches and warnings may be issued by the
National Weather Service if this situation worsens.