Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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WWUS86 KMFR 212048

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Medford OR
148 PM PDT Wed Mar 21 2018

Central Douglas County-Eastern Douglas County Foothills-
Jackson County-
Including the cities of Drain, Elkton, Roseburg, Sutherlin,
Green, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, Glendale, Steamboat,
Toketee Falls, Medford, and Ashland
148 PM PDT Wed Mar 21 2018

...Low land snow possible Thursday night through Friday night...

An unusually cold and wet system for late March is expected to move
into our area Thursday night and Friday. A strong cold front will
move through Thursday with snow levels lowering to 2000 feet by
Thursday evening and possibly as low as 1000 feet by Friday
morning. At the same time, a rich plume of Pacific moisture will
take aim at the area, and the combination of cold air and moisture
will result in the potential for snow accumulations, even over
lower elevations.

In the lower elevation passes such as Interstate 5 at Sexton
Summit, Hayes Hill, and Jacksonville hill, snow may accumulate
any time from Thursday night through Friday night. However,
accumulations sufficient to cause travel delays are most likely at
night. Due to strong March sun, roads are likely to become slushy
or just wet during daylight hours.

In the valley bottoms, including Medford, Grants Pass, and
Ashland, snow impacts are unlikely due to warm road surfaces and
strong March sun. However, it will likely snow at times, and if
snow comes down hard enough, slushy accumulations are possible,
especially at night.

The surrounding mountains above 2000 feet are expected to receive
significant snow. Please see WSWMFR for details on these



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