Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
247 PM PDT SUN MAR 22 2015

CAZ080-082-083-231200-
WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ETNA...FORT JONES...GREENVIEW...
MOUNT SHASTA...DUNSMUIR...MCCLOUD...TENNANT
247 PM PDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...OCCASIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY...

SNOW: A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL BRING OCCASIONAL SNOW THROUGH
TUESDAY. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY ABOVE 6000
FEET WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES EXPECTED BY THIS EVENING. THE SNOW LEVEL
WILL THEN GRADUALLY FALL TO AROUND 4000 FEET BY LATE TONIGHT WITH
ANOTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL RANGE
BETWEEN 4000 AND 5500 FEET MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WITH CONTINUING
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW. STORM TOTALS FOR THE 3 DAYS WILL BE MAINLY
3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4500 FEET WITH UP TO A
FOOT IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.

IMPACTS: SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE HIGH COUNTRY TONIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY. SNOW WILL INITIALLY MELT AS IT FALLS ON WARM ROADWAYS.
BUT SLIPPERY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MOUNTAIN
PASSES ABOVE 4000 FEET LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AND INTO
TUESDAY MORNING. ALSO, SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL HAVE GUSTS OF
25 TO 40 MPH WHICH WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW.
MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVELING AND BE
PREPARED FOR WINTRY TRAVEL.

$$

CAZ085-ORZ029>031-231200-
MODOC COUNTY-KLAMATH BASIN-
NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALTURAS...ALTAMONT...KLAMATH FALLS...
BEATTY...BLY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT...GILCHRIST...SPRAGUE RIVER...
LAKEVIEW
247 PM PDT SUN MAR 22 2015

...OCCASIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY...

SNOW: A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL BRING OCCASIONAL SNOW THROUGH
TUESDAY. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN THE HIGH COUNTRY ABOVE 6000
FEET AROUND WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED BY THIS EVENING. THE SNOW
LEVEL WILL THEN GRADUALLY FALL TO VALLEY FLOORS BY LATE TONIGHT
WITH ANOTHER 1 TO 2 INCHES OF ACCUMULATION. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL
RANGE BETWEEN VALLEY FLOORS AND 5500 FEET MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
WITH CONTINUING LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW. STORM TOTALS FOR THE 3
DAYS WILL BE MAINLY 1 TO 4 INCHES OF SNOW AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 4500
FEET WITH UP TO 10 INCHES IN THE HIGH COUNTRY.

IMPACTS: OCCASIONAL SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE HIGH COUNTRY THROUGH
TUESDAY. SNOW WILL INITIALLY MELT AS IT FALLS ON WARM ROADWAYS.
BUT SLIPPERY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS ARE POSSIBLE OVER MOUNTAIN
PASSES INCLUDING HIGHWAY 97 NORTH OF CHILOQUIN AND HIGHWAY 140
OVER BLY MOUNTAIN AND QUARTZ MOUNTAIN LATE TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
AND INTO TUESDAY MORNING. ALSO, SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL HAVE
GUSTS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WHICH WILL RESULT IN BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF
SNOW. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW FOR EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVELING AND BE
PREPARED FOR WINTRY TRAVEL.

$$


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