Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
849 PM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

ORZ021-022-282200-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOS BAY...NORTH BEND...REEDSPORT...
BANDON...PORT ORFORD...COQUILLE...BROOKINGS...HARBOR...GOLD BEACH
849 PM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

...MAJOR CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGINNING FRIDAY...

HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL COME TO AN END EARLY THIS WEEKEND. A
SERIES OF INCOMING FRONTS WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION TO
THE SOUTHERN OREGON COAST BEGINNING FRIDAY AND CONTINUING INTO
SUNDAY. INITIALLY THE RAIN WILL BE LIGHT...BUT MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAIN IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. RAIN
TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 0.50 TO 1.00 INCHES ALONG THE COAST WITH 1
TO 2 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE COAST RANGE. IT WILL BE COOL AND
SHOWERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH LIGHTER RAIN AMOUNTS...GENERALLY
LESS THAN 0.25 INCHES.

IN ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS WILL INCREASE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY MORNING...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS NEAR
CAPE BLANCO AND OVER THE HEADLANDS. SINCE TREES ARE FULL OF
LEAVES, DOWNED BRANCHES ARE POSSIBLE THAT COULD FALL ON
POWER LINES.

$$

CAZ080-081-ORZ023>028-282200-
WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY-CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY-
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS-JACKSON COUNTY-
SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ETNA...FORT JONES...GREENVIEW...YREKA...
WEED...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...GREEN...
MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE...GRANTS PASS...
CAVE JUNCTION...STEAMBOAT...TOKETEE FALLS...MEDFORD...ASHLAND...
CRATER LAKE...CRESCENT LAKE...DIAMOND LAKE...UNION CREEK...
HOWARD PRAIRIE...SISKIYOU SUMMIT
849 PM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

...MAJOR CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN BEGINNING FRIDAY...

HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL COME TO AN END FRIDAY NIGHT. A SERIES OF
INCOMING FRONTS IS LIKELY TO BRING SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION TO
THE WEST SIDE VALLEYS...THE CASCADES...AND THE SISKIYOUS IN
SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATE FRIDAY EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...WITH SHOWERS CONTINUING INTO SUNDAY.
INITIALLY THE RAIN WILL BE LIGHT...BUT MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY
MORNING. RAIN TOTALS WILL RANGE FROM 0.25 TO 0.75 INCHES OVER THE
UMPQUA VALLEY...ILLINOIS VALLEY...THE CASCADES...AND THE
SISKIYOUS. AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 0.10 TO 0.25 INCHES OVER THE
ROGUE VALLEY. IT WILL BE SHOWERY SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH
AMOUNTS THAT WILL BE LIGHTER...GENERALLY LESS THAN 0.10 INCHES.
MOST OF THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL OCCUR LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL DROP TO BELOW
NORMAL THIS WEEKEND...BETWEEN 70 AND 80 DEGREES AT MOST VALLEY
LOCATIONS.

$$

CAZ082>085-ORZ029>031-282200-
SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY-
NORTHEAST SISKIYOU AND NORTHWEST MODOC COUNTIES-MODOC COUNTY-
KLAMATH BASIN-
NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT SHASTA...DUNSMUIR...MCCLOUD...
TENNANT...TULELAKE...DORRIS...ALTURAS...ALTAMONT...
KLAMATH FALLS...BEATTY...BLY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT...GILCHRIST...
SPRAGUE RIVER...LAKEVIEW
849 PM PDT THU AUG 27 2015

...COOLER AND WINDY CONDITIONS BEGINNING FRIDAY...

THE RECENT WARM WEATHER WILL COME TO AN END ON FRIDAY. A SERIES
OF INCOMING FRONTS WILL BRING WINDY CONDITIONS FRIDAY INTO
SATURDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
OF 35 TO 50 MPH IN EXPOSED LOCATIONS. AREAS OF LIGHT
PRECIPITATION WILL DEVELOP LATE FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY
MORNING...BUT AMOUNTS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN 0.10 INCHES
EXCEPT ALONG AND NEAR THE CASCADES...WHERE AMOUNTS NEAR A QUARTER
OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO BELOW
NORMAL VALUES...WITH HIGHS IN THE 65 TO 75 DEGREE RANGE FOR MOST
VALLEY LOCATIONS. LOWS WILL BE IN THE 30S AND 40S.

IN ADDITION...GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO
SATURDAY...WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. SINCE
TREES ARE FULL OF LEAVES, DOWNED BRANCHES ARE POSSIBLE THAT COULD
FALL ON POWER LINES.

$$
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