Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
258 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

ORZ025-027-201200-
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS-SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...STEAMBOAT...TOKETEE FALLS...
CRATER LAKE...CRESCENT LAKE...DIAMOND LAKE...UNION CREEK
258 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

A FRONTAL SYSTEM WITH STRONG, DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL BRING
HEAVY PRECIPITATION TO THE SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES AND
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. THIS WARM
SYSTEM WILL BRING RISING SNOW LEVELS AND HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE
AREA.

SNOW LEVELS, INITIALLY AROUND 4500 FT WILL RISE TO 7000 FT
SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THEN RISE TO 9000 FT SATURDAY EVENING
CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN PRECIPITATION
INITIALLY FALLING AS SNOW TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED POSSIBLE 4500 FT
TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 8
INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR CRATER LAKE.

THEN PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO RAIN BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO BECOME HEAVY SATURDAY EVENING AND CONTINUE
THROUGH SUNDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER
THE AREA SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HEAVY
RAINFALL WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES WITH PERIODS OF LIMITED
VISIBILITY, WATER ON ROADWAYS AS WELL AS THE POTENTIAL FOR
MUDSLIDES, ROCKSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS.

TRAVELERS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES SHOULD MONITOR
FORECASTS AND STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

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