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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
914 PM PDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Heavy Snow Over The High Cascades Tonight and Monday...

.A very wet and cool spring system will bring heavy, wet snow to
the high Cascades tonight and Monday. Strong westerly flow will
enhance snowfall over the west facing slopes including much of
Crater Lake National Park. The highest elevations, such as Crater
Lake Rim, will be the hardest hit with over a foot of snow.
Strong winds will also create blowing snow and white out
conditions over exposed areas.

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South Central Oregon Cascades-
Including the city of Crater Lake
914 PM PDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
MONDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
MONDAY...

* Snow accumulations in the warning area...14 to 20 inches.

* Snow accumulations in the advisory area...8 to 14 inches.

* Winds...West winds of 20 to 30 mph will create areas of
  blowing and drifting snow and significant reductions to
  visibility at times.

* Elevation...The heaviest accumulations will occur above 5500
  feet, although snow will fall as low as 4500 feet at times.

* Timing...Snow will begin this evening and become heavy at
  times overnight into Monday. The heaviest snow will fall
  Monday morning.

* Locations in the warning area include...Crater Lake National
  Park. Although most of the snow will occur inside the park,
  higher portions of highway 62, 138, and 230 may be affected at
  times.

* Locations in the advisory area include...Highway 138 near
  Diamond Lake and near the intersection of highway 230 and
  highway 138.

* Impacts...Travel will become difficult or impossible due to
  heavy, wet snow. Travelers planning to visit the park early
  this week should be prepared for very hazardous winter-like
  conditions. Do not be caught off guard by recent mild weather,
  winter weather is still occurring in the high country.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring.  Significant amounts of
snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. If you must
travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle
in case of an emergency.

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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Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
914 PM PDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT
MONDAY...

* Snow accumulations...6 to 10 inches.

* Winds...West winds of 20 to 30 mph will create areas of
  blowing and drifting snow and significant reductions to
  visibility at times.

* Elevation...The heaviest accumulations will occur above 5500
  feet, although snow will fall as low as 4500 feet at times.

* Timing...Snow will begin this evening and become heavy at
  times overnight into Monday. The heaviest snow will fall
  Monday morning.

* Locations include...Mount Ashland Ski Area.

* Impacts...Travel will become difficult due to heavy, wet snow.
  Travelers planning to visit the area early this week should be
  prepared for very hazardous winter-like conditions. Do not be
  caught off guard by recent mild weather, winter weather is still
  occurring in the high country.

* 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.

&&

$$

MAS



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