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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Snow showers today into tonight...

.Cold air will continue to move across the area through tonight
resulting in light to moderate snow accumulations. Warm road
temperatures will limit road impacts during afternoon hours, but
roads could still be slick, at times, during moderate to locally
heavy snow showers. This evening road temperatures will be
colder, increasing snow accumulation potential on area roadways.

CAZ082-083-221900-
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South Central Siskiyou County-
North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County-
Including the cities of Mount Shasta and Tennant
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING...

The threat for widespread snow showers is diminishing. A few stray
snow showers will be possible today, but accumulations are not
expected to be significant.

$$

CAZ084-085-221900-
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Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties-Modoc County-
Including the city of Alturas
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING...

The threat for widespread snow showers is diminishing. A few stray
snow showers will be possible today, but accumulations are not
expected to be significant.

$$

ORZ023-024-026-230200-
/O.CON.KMFR.WW.Y.0018.000000T0000Z-170223T1200Z/
Central Douglas County-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Jackson County-
Including the cities of Glendale, Cave Junction, and Ashland
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
THURSDAY...

* Snow accumulations...1 to 3 inches in portions of the Illinois
  Valley and above 1500 feet in portions of the Rogue Valley. 2 to
  4 inches over the passes on Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and
  Roseburg. Local amounts up to 6 inches in rural areas above
  3000 feet.

* Snow levels...Falling to 1500 feet by this evening, and then to
  750 feet overnight. Heavier showers this afternoon can briefly drop
  snow levels to valley floors.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue today. Heavier snow showers
  are possible this afternoon and evening with lower snow levels.
  Road temperatures this afternoon should limit impacts until this
  evening. Snow showers will taper to flurries tonight.


* Locations include...Interstate 5 at Sexton Summit, Smith Hill
  Pass, Stage Road Pass, and Canyon Creek Pass, highway 227
  between Tiller and Trail, and highway 62 above Lost Creek
  Reservoir. Glendale, Cave Junction, Obrien, Ruch, and Ashland
  will also be affected.

* Impacts...Area roads above 2000 foot elevations, including
  Interstate 5, will become snow and slush covered during
  moderate to heavy snow showers. Travel will become difficult
  due to slippery roadways and limited visibility, at times.
  Colder conditions this evening will lead to greater potential
  of accumulations on roadways down to about 1500 feet, as well
  as the potential for black ice formation.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and
  limited visibilities.

* See weather.gov/Medford/Cams for latest road conditions.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
  will cause travel difficulties.

&&

$$

ORZ025-027-028-230200-
/O.CON.KMFR.WW.Y.0018.000000T0000Z-170223T0600Z/
Eastern Douglas County Foothills-South Central Oregon Cascades-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of Toketee Falls, Crater Lake, Diamond Lake,
Union Creek, and Howard Prairie
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* Additional snow accumulations...2 to 4 inches. 6 to 9 inches
  west of Crater lake and in the Siskiyous west of Siskiyou
  Summit.

* Snow level...2500 feet this morning, lowering to 1500 feet by
  this evening.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue today, with the highest
  precipitation rates expected this morning and this evening.

* Locations include...Highway 138 at and above Toketee Falls,
  including the Crater and Diamond Lake areas. Highway 140
  between near Mount McLoughlin and Lake of the Woods, portions
  of Highway 66, and portions of Dead Indian Memorial Highway.
  Oregon Caves to Mount Ashland.

* Impacts...Roads will become snow covered and slippery,
  especially during periods of increased snowfall. Visibilities
  will also be reduced during heavier snow showers.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and
  limited visibilities.

* See weather.gov/Medford/Cams for latest road conditions.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
  will cause travel difficulties.

&&

$$

CAZ080-081-230200-
/O.CON.KMFR.WW.Y.0018.000000T0000Z-170223T0600Z/
Western Siskiyou County-Central Siskiyou County-
Including the cities of Etna, Fort Jones, Yreka, and Weed
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...

* Snow accumulations...1 to 3 inches between 2000 and 3000 feet,
  and 2 to 4 inches above 3000 feet.

* Snow level...1500 to 2500 feet. Heavier snow showers may briefly
  bring down snow levels.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue through this evening.
  Showers are likely to be most intense this afternoon and evening.
  Warm road temperatures should limit travel impacts this
  afternoon.

* Locations include...Weed, Callahan, portions of Klamath river,
  portions of Etna, portions of Yreka, portions of Fort Jones.
  Portions of highways 96 and 3. Interstate 5 in the Shasta
  Valley.

* Impacts...Roads will be occasionally slippery in areas that get
  heavy snow showers due to snow and slush accumulation. The best
  chance for accumulating snow will be after dark. Visibilities
  will be reduced to a half mile or less during heavier snow
  showers.

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and
  limited visibilities.

* See weather.gov/Medford/Cams for latest road conditions.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
  will cause travel difficulties.

&&

$$

ORZ021-022-230200-
/O.CON.KMFR.WW.Y.0019.170222T1900Z-170223T0600Z/
South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
958 AM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING ABOVE 1500 FEET...

* Snow accumulations...2 to 6 inches.

* Winds...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.

* Elevation...Above 1500 feet.

* Timing...Snow levels will lower from 2000 feet to near 1500 feet
  late this morning through the afternoon. The heaviest
  precipitation is expected this afternoon. Warm road temperatures
  should limit accumulations this afternoon.

* Locations include...The Coos and Curry County Coastal
  Mountains.

* Impacts...Those traveling, working, or recreating above 1500
  feet should expect significant snowfall that will reduce
  visibilities to less than a half mile, at times, and will make
  travel more difficult.

* 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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