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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
112 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

ORZ023-025-292300-
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE...STEAMBOAT...
TOKETEE FALLS
112 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...SNOW EXPECTED OVER THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY...

...VERY COLD WEATHER EXPECTED TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...

A MODIFIED ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY
NIGHT INTO MONDAY, BRINGING LOWER ELEVATION SNOWFALL AND LIGHT
ACCUMULATIONS. SNOW LEVELS OF AROUND 3000 FEET SUNDAY EVENING ARE
EXPECTED TO DROP TO 1200 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING. DURING THAT TIME,
ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL MAY RESULT IN SOME TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ALONG
AREA ROADS.

ELEVATIONS BETWEEN 1500 AND 2500 FEET CAN EXPECT AN INCH OR TWO
OF SNOW BY THE TIME PRECIPITATION COMES TO AN END MONDAY
AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE, ELEVATIONS ABOVE 2500 FEET CAN EXPECT 2 TO 4
INCHES OF SNOW, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. NO
ACCUMULATING SNOW IS EXPECTED AT THE VALLEY FLOORS AT THIS TIME.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE COLDEST WEATHER OF THE SEASON TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE TEENS AND LOW 20S
AND HIGHS WILL STRUGGLE TO GET ABOVE FREEZING DURING THE DAY. IN
ADDITION, GUSTY EAST WINDS WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS NEAR ZERO OVER
THE MOUNTAINS AT TIMES.

CONDITIONS WILL MODERATE ON THURSDAY.

TRAVELERS IN THE AFFECTED AREAS SHOULD TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO
PREPARE FOR WINTRY CONDITIONS AND SNOW COVERED ROADS SUNDAY AND
MONDAY. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR VERY COLD WEATHER.

STAY TUNED FOR FORECAST UPDATES, AND CHECK STATE TRANSPORTATION
DEPARTMENTS FOR ROAD CONDITIONS PRIOR TO TRAVEL.


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