Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
125 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...HEAVY SNOW NEAR MOUNT SHASTA...THE CASCADES AND SISKIYOUS
INCLUDING INTERSTATE 5 INTO TONIGHT...

.A STRONG STORM WILL BRING HEAVY SNOW ABOVE 3500 FEET IN THE
CASCADES AND SISKIYOUS INTO TONIGHT. THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR
IN THE MOUNT SHASTA REGION DUE TO STRONG SOUTHERLY UPSLOPE FLOW.
THIS WILL PRODUCE MUCH LOWER SNOW LEVELS THERE...INCLUDING NEAR
MOUNT SHASTA CITY...MCCLOUD...AND DUNSMUIR. HEAVY WET SNOW WILL
SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL ALONG INTERSTATE 5, HIGHWAYS 89, 66
AND 140. TREES COULD TOPPLE AND POWER LINES MAY BE DOWNED DUE TO
THE HEAVY...WET SNOW.

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SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HOWARD PRAIRIE...SISKIYOU SUMMIT
125 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS UPGRADED THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY TO A WINTER STORM WARNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES ON MOUNT ASHLAND. 6 TO 12
  INCHES IN THE CASCADES AND 4 TO 8 INCHES NEAR SISKIYOU SUMMIT,
  HIGHWAY 140 NEAR LAKE OF THE WOODS AND HIGHWAY 66.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH CAUSING SOME BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST THROUGH LATE THIS EVENING...THEN
  WILL GRADUALLY TAPER TO SNOW SHOWERS LATER TONIGHT.

* INTENSITY...SNOWFALL RATES COULD BE UP TO ONE INCH PER HOUR AT
  TIMES CREATING LOCAL WHITEOUTS INTO THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...INTERSTATE 5 NEAR SISKIYOU SUMMIT...HIGHWAY
  140 NEAR LAKE OF THE WOODS AND HIGHWAY 66.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE TRAVEL
  DIFFICULT ON AREA ROADWAYS. HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADS COULD BECOME
  IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP TIRE CHAINS... A FLASHLIGHT...
  BLANKETS... FOOD... WATER... MEDICATIONS... AND A FULLY
  CHARGED PHONE WITH YOU.

* THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM IS INDOORS.

* A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
  LIKELY AND POSES A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. TAKE
  PROTECTIVE ACTION NOW.

* TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

* IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP TIRE CHAINS, A FLASHLIGHT, BLANKETS,
  FOOD, WATER, MEDICATIONS, AND A FULLY CHARGED PHONE WITH YOU.

* THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM IS INDOORS.

&&

$$

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SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CRATER LAKE
125 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS UPGRADED THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY TO A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES NEAR CRATER LAKE. 4 TO 8
  INCHES ALONG HIGHWAYS 230 AND 138 NEAR DIAMOND LAKE.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH CAUSING SOME BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 3500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST INTO LATE THIS EVENING, THEN WILL
  GRADUALLY DECREASE LATER TONIGHT.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...CRATER LAKE...HIGHWAYS 138...230 AND 140.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT
  ON AREA ROADWAYS. HIGHER MOUNTAIN ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE.

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.

* TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

* IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP TIRE CHAINS, A FLASHLIGHT, BLANKETS,
  FOOD, WATER, MEDICATIONS, AND A FULLY CHARGED PHONE WITH YOU.

* THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM IS INDOORS.

* A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
  LIKELY AND POSES A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. TAKE
  PROTECTIVE ACTION NOW.

&&

$$

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WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
125 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
THURSDAY...

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 6 INCHES...WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES
  ABOVE 4500 FEET.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 4000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST THROUGH THIS EVENING...THEN
  GRADUALLY TAPERING OFF TONIGHT.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...HIGH TERRAIN OF WESTERN
  SISKIYOU COUNTY...INCLUDING STATE HIGHWAY 3 OVER SCOTT
  MOUNTAIN SUMMIT...PORTIONS OF SAWYERS BAR ROAD BETWEEN ETNA
  AND SOMES BAR INCLUDING SUMMIT.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW COULD SNAP TREE LIMBS AND DOWN POWER
  LINES. REDUCED VISIBILITY AND DIFFICULT TRAVEL ON AREA
  ROADWAYS IS ALSO EXPECTED. SOME ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP TIRE CHAINS... A FLASHLIGHT...
  BLANKETS... FOOD... WATER... MEDICATIONS... AND A FULLY
  CHARGED PHONE WITH YOU.

* THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM IS INDOORS.

* A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
  LIKELY AND POSES A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. TAKE
  PROTECTIVE ACTION NOW.

&&

$$

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SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MOUNT SHASTA...DUNSMUIR...MCCLOUD...
TENNANT
125 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
THURSDAY...

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...10 TO 16 INCHES WITH UP TO 2
  FEET NEAR SNOWMAN SUMMIT AND IN THE HIGHER MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH CAUSING SOME BLOWING SNOW.

* ELEVATION...ALL AREAS...BUT THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR ABOVE
  3500 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BE HEAVIEST THROUGH THIS EVENING...THEN WILL
  GRADUALLY TAPER OFF TONIGHT.

* INTENSITY...SNOWFALL RATES COULD BE ONE TO ONE AND A HALF INCHES
  PER HOUR AT TIMES CREATING LOCAL WHITEOUTS THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...MOUNT SHASTA CITY...MCLOUD...AND
  DUNSMUIR...INCLUDING BLACK BUTTE SUMMIT INTERSTATE 5 AND
  SNOWMAN SUMMIT ON HIGHWAY 89.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW COULD SNAP TREE LIMBS AND DOWN POWER
  LINES. TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS WITH SIGNIFICANTLY
  REDUCED VISIBILITY. SOME ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP TIRE CHAINS... A FLASHLIGHT...
  BLANKETS... FOOD... WATER... MEDICATIONS... AND A FULLY
  CHARGED PHONE WITH YOU.

* THE SAFEST PLACE DURING A WINTER STORM IS INDOORS.

* A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS
  LIKELY AND POSES A THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY. TAKE
  PROTECTIVE ACTION NOW.

&&

$$

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CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...WEED
125 PM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST
THURSDAY...

* ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...2 TO 4 INCHES NEAR WEED...EXCEPT
  UP TO 8 INCHES ABOVE 4500 FEET IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS CAUSING SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* ELEVATION...SNOW LEVELS LOWER TO AROUND 3000 FEET BY THIS
  EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...THE MOUNTAINS WEST OF WEED... INCLUDING
  FOREST MOUNTAIN SUMMIT BETWEEN YREKA AND ETNA TODAY THROUGH
  TONIGHT...THEN ALONG INTERSTATE 5 BEGINNING NEAR THE CITY OF
  WEED THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS...PERIODS OF SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY AND MAKE
  TRAVEL ON AREA ROADWAYS DIFFICULT AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* IF YOU MUST TRAVEL... KEEP TIRE CHAINS... A FLASHLIGHT...
  BLANKETS... FOOD... WATER... MEDICATIONS... AND A FULLY
  CHARGED PHONE WITH YOU.

* 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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PETRUCELLI



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