Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Medford, OR
1123 PM PDT Fri Apr 5 2019

...Flood Potential Outlook for snow melt flooding and rapid rises
on rivers and streams in the following counties in
California...Modoc...Siskiyou and in Oregon...Coos...Curry...

.A late season atmospheric river will take aim at southern Oregon
and northern California this weekend. Heaviest rainfall rates are
expected Sunday morning through early Monday afternoon, with
precipitation totals well above what would typically be seen this
time of year. Expect areas of standing water, rapid rises in
rivers and streams, and very swift streamflows. Flooding is
possible in more vulnerable areas. Rivers and streams east
of the Cascades, particularly the Sprague, Williamson, and Pit
Rivers, may also see the threat of flooding due to rain and rapid
melting of snowpack.

Additionally, area dams have increased releases in anticipation
of the incoming rain and melting snow. Use caution when near rivers
downstream, as water levels may fluctuate rapidly and without
warning, and dangerous currents are likely.

A flood potential outlook is issued when there is the potential for
significant rises or flooding along rivers and streams.

The exact scenario for flooding remains uncertain. This product will
be updated as necessary. Watches and warnings may be issued by the
National Weather Service if this situation worsens.



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