Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Medford, OR
FGUS76 KMFR 162051
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD, OR
1251 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017
...Flood Potential Outlook for main stem river flooding, snow melt
flooding, and quick rises on rivers and streams in the following
counties in Oregon...Coos...Curry...Douglas...Jackson...Josephine...
.A very wet system is expected to produce moderate to heavy rain
across southwestern Oregon this Tuesday night into Wednesday. The
latest rainfall forecasts are not expected to produce widespread
flooding. However, with snow still on the ground in several
locations and already saturated soils, some minor flooding is
still possible, especially along area creeks and streams. Rapid
rises and strong flows are still expected along main stem rivers.
Urban areas may also experience high water from blocked culverts
Area snowpack, including water content and melt rate, continues to
be a major source of uncertainty.
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.