Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
242 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...A HEAVY...WET SNOWSTORM IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY IN
SISKIYOU COUNTY...INCLUDING NEAR MOUNT SHASTA CITY FOLLOWED BY
ANOTHER ONE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY...

.TWO STORMS WILL STORM WILL TAKE AIM AT THE REGION TONIGHT INTO
THIS WEEKEND. THE FIRST STORM ONE WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF
HEAVY...WET SNOW TO PORTIONS OF SISKIYOU COUNTY...INCLUDING THE
MOUNT SHASTA REGION TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. A RELATIVE BREAK IN THE
ACTION IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY, THEN A SECOND STORM
WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY WET SNOW TO THE SAME AREAS. THE
HEAVY SNOW WILL ONCE AGAIN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT TRAVEL ALONG
INTERSTATE 5 AND HIGHWAY 89. TREES COULD TOPPLE AND POWER LINES
MAY BE DOWNED DUE TO THE HEAVY...WET SNOW.

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WESTERN SISKIYOU COUNTY-
NORTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SISKIYOU COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ETNA, FORT JONES, AND TENNANT
242 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE WARNING AREA...8 TO 12 INCHES TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY. UP TO 20 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE
  MOUNTAINS.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA: 4 TO 8 INCHES TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* TIMING...HEAVY...WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING AREA 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 AND HIGHWAY 97 TOWARDS WEED.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA INCLUDE: HIGHWAY 97 AND HIGHWAY
  3 BETWEEN GREENVIEW AND ETNA.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BRING EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS WITH LOW VISIBILITY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME ROADS
  COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE HEAVY...WET SNOW COULD ALSO SNAP
  TREE LIMBS AND DOWN POWER LINES.

* SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...ANOTHER STORM MAY BRING 1 TO 3 FEET
  OF SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 3000 FEET. HIGH SNOWFALL RATES
  AND VERY HEAVY SNOW TOTALS MAY CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS INCLUDING SNOW PACKED OR IMPASSABLE ROADS AND LOW
  VISIBILITY.

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.

* SEE WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/CAMS FOR LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS.

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

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
  WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

* TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

&&

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CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF YREKA AND WEED
242 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

....WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE WARNING AREA...4 TO 8 INCHES NEAR
  WEED...HIGHEST SOUTH PART OF THE CITY. 10 TO 15 INCHES ARE
  EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS WEST AND SOUTHWEST OF WEED.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA...2 TO 4 INCHES ALONG
  INTERSTATE 5 BETWEEN YREKA AND GAZELLE.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS CAUSING SOME
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. WINDS COULD GUST TO 50 MPH TONIGHT
  INTO FRIDAY.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* TIMING...HEAVY...WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING AREA INCLUDE...WEED AND THE MOUNTAINS
  WEST OF WEED... INCLUDING FOREST MOUNTAIN SUMMIT BETWEEN YREKA
  AND ETNA

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA INCLUDE...INTERSTATE 5 BETWEEN
  YREKA AND GAZELLE.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BRING EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS WITH LOW VISIBILITY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME ROADS
  COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE HEAVY...WET SNOW COULD ALSO SNAP
  TREE LIMBS AND DOWN POWER LINES.

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.

* SEE WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/CAMS FOR LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS.

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

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
  WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

* TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

&&

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SOUTH CENTRAL SISKIYOU COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MOUNT SHASTA, DUNSMUIR, AND MCCLOUD
242 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING
TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. UP TO
  20 INCHES OF NEW SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 20 MPH.

* ELEVATION...ABOVE 3000 FEET.

* TIMING...HEAVY...WET SNOW IS EXPECTED TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...MOUNT SHASTA...MC CLOUD. ALL OF INTERSTATE
  5 AND HIGHWAY 89.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY WET SNOW WILL BRING EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS TRAVEL
  CONDITIONS WITH LOW VISIBILITY TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME ROADS
  COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE HEAVY...WET SNOW COULD ALSO SNAP
  TREE LIMBS AND DOWN POWER LINES.

* SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...ANOTHER STORM MAY BRING 1 TO 2 FEET
  OF SNOW TO THE MT. SHASTA AREA AND UP TO 3 FEET IN MOUNTAINS
  ABOVE 5000 FEET. HIGH SNOWFALL RATES AND VERY HEAVY SNOW TOTALS
  MAY CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS INCLUDING SNOW PACKED OR
  IMPASSABLE ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY. THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 5
  NEAR MT. SHASTA CITY.

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.

* SEE WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/CAMS FOR LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS.

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

* A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
  SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
  CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

* TRAVEL IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED BECAUSE OF DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

&&

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MODOC COUNTY-CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY-
242 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 6 INCHES WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 8
  INCHES ALONG HIGHWAY 299 EAST OF ALTURAS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 WITH GUST TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY. BRIEF
  MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...HIGHWAY 299 EAST OF ALTURAS.

* IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL BRING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
  TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

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.

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
  WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

&&

$$

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SISKIYOU MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF SISKIYOU SUMMIT
242 PM PST THU JAN 19 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST FRIDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES ALONG THE SISKIYOUS INCLUDING
  INTERSTATE 5 NEAR SIKSYOU SUMMIT. UP TO 10 INCHES POSSIBLE NEAR
  MOUNT ASHLAND. 3 TO 6 INCHES ALONG HIGHWAY 66 AND HIGHWAY 140
  NEAR LAKE OF THE WOODS.

* TIMING...STEADY SNOW WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO
  FRIDAY. BRIEF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO
  FRIDAY MORNING.

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

* IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL BRING HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS
  TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
  HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

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.

* A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
  WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES.

&&

$$



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