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Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
801 AM PST Sat Feb 25 2017

...Snow to impact High Cascades and Northern California as well
as lower mountain passes west of the Cascades Sunday through
Sunday night...

.A cold front will bring lowering snow levels and moderate to
heavy precipitation to the forecast area on Sunday into Sunday
night. Travel will be impacted on high mountain passes and the
lower passes on Interstate 5 and Highway 199. Occasional heavier
snow showers Sunday afternoon and evening could quickly cover
roadways and may bring slushy accumulations to some valley
floors.

ORZ025-026-260015-
/O.CON.KMFR.WS.A.0010.170226T1800Z-170227T1200Z/
Eastern Douglas County Foothills-Jackson County-
Including the cities of Steamboat and Toketee Falls
801 AM PST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

* Snow accumulations: 4 to 8 inches are possible in the Watch
  area Sunday.

* Elevation: Generally above 2500 feet.

* Timing: The highest snowfall rates, around one inch per hour,
  are possible Sunday afternoon.

* Locations include: The watch area includes the Tiller-Trail
  highway and other elevations above 2500 feet.

* Impacts: Snowfall could create slippery, snow covered roads,
  and reduce visibilities to less than a half mile or less at
  times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* Stock emergency kit with tire chains, flashlight, batteries,
  blankets, food, water, and medications.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm.

* A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
  snow accumulations that may create dangerous travel.

&&

$$

BPN



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