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

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Snow showers through tonight...

.Cold air will continue to move across the area through tonight
resulting in light to moderate snow accumulations. Roads could
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.

Another system is expected to move south along the
Washington/Oregon coast Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
This storm could bring significant snow accumulations for portions
of southwest Oregon and northwest California.


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Central Douglas County-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Jackson County-
Including the cities of Glendale, Cave Junction, and Ashland
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
THURSDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday
morning.

* Additional snow accumulations...up to 1 inch in Illinois Valley
and above 1500 feet in portions of the Rogue Valley. 1 to 2
inches over the passes on Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and
Roseburg. Up to 3 inches locally in rural areas above 3000 feet.

* Snow levels...1500 feet by this evening, and then to 750 feet
  overnight.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue through this evening...then 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.

* Friday afternoon into Saturday morning...Another storm could
  bring significant snow accumulations to similar areas.

* 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.

&&

$$

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Eastern Douglas County Foothills-
Including the city of Toketee Falls
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday
morning.

* Additional snow accumulations...1 to 3 inches in the Cascades

* Snow level...1500 feet.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue this evening before tapering
  off into flurries.

* Locations include...Highway 138 at and above Toketee Falls,
  including the Crater and Diamond Lake areas.

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

* Friday afternoon into Saturday morning...Another storm could
  bring significant snow accumulations to similar areas.

* 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.

&&

$$

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Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
Including the city of Howard Prairie
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday
morning.

* Additional snow accumulations...1 to to 3 inches in the
  Cascades. 2 to 4 inches in the Siskiyous west of Siskiyou
  Summit.

* Snow level...1500 feet by this evening.

* Timing...Moderate snow showers will continue through this
  evening...then tapering to light snow showers tonight.

* Locations include...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.

* Friday afternoon into Saturday morning...Another storm could
  bring significant snow accumulations to similar areas.

* 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.

&&

$$

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Western Siskiyou County-Central Siskiyou County-
Including the cities of Etna, Fort Jones, Yreka, and Weed
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday
morning.

* Additional snow accumulations...1 to 2 inches between 2000 and
  3000 feet, and 2 to 3 inches above 3000 feet.

* Snow level...1500 feet. Heavier showers will bring down snow
  levels further.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue through this evening.

* 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.
  Visibilities will be reduced to a half mile or less during
  heavier snow showers.

* Friday afternoon into Saturday morning...Another storm could
  bring significant snow accumulations to similar areas.

* 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.

&&

$$

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South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS
EVENING ABOVE 1500 FEET...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday morning through Saturday
morning.

* Additional snow accumulations...1 to 2 inches.

* Winds...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.

* Elevation...Above 1500 feet.

* Timing...The heaviest showers will be this evening before
  tapering off to flurries tonight.

* 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.

* Friday afternoon into Saturday morning...Another storm could
  bring significant snow accumulations to similar areas.

* 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.

* 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.

&&

$$

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South Central Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of Crater Lake, Diamond Lake,
and Union Creek
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

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

* Additional snow accumulations...1 to 3 inches.

* Snow level...1500 feet.

* Timing...Snow showers will continue through tonight. The
  highest precipitation rates will occur this evening before
  tapering off.

* Locations include...Highway 138 at and above Toketee Falls,
  including the Crater and Diamond Lake areas.

* 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.

&&

$$

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South Central Siskiyou County-
North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County-Modoc County-
350 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING above 3000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm
Watch...which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday
morning.

* Snow accumulations...2 to 4 inches above 2000 feet and 4 to 8
  inches above 3000 feet.

* Timing...Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

* Locations include...Highway 89 east of McCloud.

* 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...

* Stock emergency kit with tire chains, flashlight, batteries,
  blankets, food, water, and medications.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm.

* A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
  snow accumulations that may create dangerous travel.

&&

$$

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