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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
1016 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Snow showers through tonight...

.Cold air will continue to move across the area through tonight
resulting in light to moderate snow accumulations. Roads could be
slick, at times, during moderate to locally heavy snow showers.
This evening, road temperatures will be colder, increasing snow
accumulation potential on area roadways.

Another system is expected to move south along the
Washington/Oregon coast Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
This storm could bring significant snow accumulations for
portions of southwest Oregon and northwest California.

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Central Douglas County-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Jackson County-
Including the cities of Glendale, Cave Junction, and Ashland
1016 PM PST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PST
THURSDAY...
...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

* Additional snow accumulations...Up to an inch.

* Snow levels...1500 feet this evening, lowering to 750 feet
  overnight.

* Timing...Snow showers will taper to flurries tonight.

* Locations include...Interstate 5 at Sexton Summit, Smith Hill
  Pass, Stage Road Pass, and Canyon Creek Pass, highway 227
  between Tiller and Trail, and highway 62 above Lost Creek
  Reservoir. Glendale, Cave Junction, Obrien, Ruch, and Ashland
  will also be affected.

* Impacts...Area roads above 2000 foot elevations, including
  Interstate 5, will be slippery. Colder conditions this evening will
  lead to greater potential of accumulations on roadways down to
  about 1500 feet, as well as the potential for black ice
  formation.

* Friday afternoon into Saturday morning...Another storm could
  bring significant snow accumulations to similar areas.

* 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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