Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
442 PM PST THU NOV 20 2014

ORZ027-028-220045-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CRATER LAKE...CRESCENT LAKE...
DIAMOND LAKE...UNION CREEK...HOWARD PRAIRIE...SISKIYOU SUMMIT
442 PM PST THU NOV 20 2014

.HEAVY RAIN...STRONG WINDS...THEN SNOW TO AFFECT AFFECT MOUNTAINS
FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

THOSE PLANNING TO TRAVEL INTO THE MOUNTAINS FRIDAY AND INTO THE
WEEKEND CAN EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG
WINDS...FOLLOWED BY SHARPLY DROPPING SNOW LEVELS ON SATURDAY WITH
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL. PLEASE PREPARE FOR THESE CONDITIONS NOW.

A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA ON FRIDAY AND SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL INCREASE FRIDAY AFTERNOON...PEAKING FRIDAY EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...WITH WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE IN EXPOSED AREAS.

SNOWFALL WILL NOT HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS AT THE ONSET OF THIS
STORM. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE FROM 6000 FEET FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO
8000 FEET FRIDAY NIGHT...DURING THE PERIOD OF HEAVIEST
PRECIPITATION. THEN...AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...SNOW LEVELS WILL BEGIN TO LOWER. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP
TO BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW TOTALS
SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT SHOULD GENERALLY BE 5 TO 8 INCHES AT
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK...WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES FOR HIGH MOUNTAIN
PASSES INCLUDING HIGHWAY 140 NEAR LAKE OF THE WOODS AND DIAMOND
LAKE JUNCTION...AND A FEW INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ALONG INTERSTATE 5
AT SISKIYOU SUMMIT.

STAY TUNED TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

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