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Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service Medford OR
231 PM PST Fri Feb 22 2019

.A storm with a significant amount of moisture could bring
moderate to heavy mountain snow to the Cascades, mountains in
Western Siskiyou County, and portions of the East Side Saturday
night into at least Monday morning.

South Central Oregon Cascades-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of Crater Lake, Crescent Lake,
and Diamond Lake
231 PM PST Fri Feb 22 2019


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Storm total snow accumulation of 2
  to 3 feet are possible around the Crater Lake area. 12 to 24
  inches near Lake of the Woods Mount Ashland Ski Area. Winds
  could gust as high as 50 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Heavy snow is possible in the Oregon Cascades. This
  includes Highway 58, Highway 62, Highway 138, Highway 230,
  Highway 140, and at Diamond Lake and Crater Lake.

* WHEN...From Saturday afternoon through Monday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. Visibilities could be reduced by blowing snow in
  more exposed areas where winds are gusty. Gusty winds could
  bring down tree branches.

* View the hazard area in detail at


* 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.



Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Medford OR
216 PM PST Fri Feb 22 2019

...Heavy Rain to Impact the Region Sunday through Tuesday...

.Low pressure will develop around Vancouver Island through the
weekend allowing a moist westerly flow to setup across Oregon and
northern California. Heavy rain and mountain snow will impact the
area with especially hazardous winter weather developing in the
mountains and rapid rises on all area rivers with some flooding

South Central Oregon Coast-Curry County Coast-
Central Douglas County-Eastern Curry County and Josephine County-
Eastern Douglas County Foothills-Jackson County-
South Central Oregon Cascades-
Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of Coos Bay, North Bend, Reedsport, Bandon,
Port Orford, Coquille, Harbor, Gold Beach, Drain, Elkton,
Roseburg, Sutherlin, Green, Myrtle Creek, Canyonville, Glendale,
Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Steamboat, Toketee Falls,
and Union Creek
216 PM PST Fri Feb 22 2019


The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of south central Oregon and southwest
  Oregon, including the following areas, in south central
  Oregon, Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades and
  South Central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon, Central
  Douglas County, Curry County Coast, Eastern Curry County and
  Josephine County, Eastern Douglas County Foothills, Jackson
  County, and South Central Oregon Coast.

* From late Saturday night through late Monday night.

* Rainfall amounts from Saturday through Monday of 2 to 4 inches
  are expected, with higher totals of up to 7 inches in Curry
  County, and lower totals of around 1.5 inches in central Jackson

* The Deer Creek at Roseburg and the Little Butte Creek at Eagle
  Point are two locations to watch in particular.

* Soils will become saturated with runoff contributing to rapid
  river rises on all major rivers and smaller creeks. Snowmelt may
  contribute to the runoff. In addition to river flooding, areal
  flooding is possible across urban areas, pastures, and low lying

* Burn scar flooding and debris flows are possible within fire
  scars. Of note are the Taylor Creek and Klondike fire scars.
  Problematic log pile-ups have been reported in the Taylor Creek
  fire scar drainages which could worsen.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood
event. People, structures and roads located below steep slopes,
in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.



Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Medford, OR
225 PM PST Thu Feb 21 2019

...Flood Potential Outlook for quick river rises, main stem river
flooding, and the potential for snow melt flooding on rivers and
streams in the following counties in California...Modoc...Siskiyou
and in Oregon...Coos...Curry...Douglas...Jackson...Josephine...Klamath...Lake...

.At atmospheric river will bring a good chance for periods of heavy
precipitation over Coos, Curry, and Western Siskiyou Counties Sunday
through Tuesday and possibly longer. A front will likely stall over
the forecast area late this weekend with waves of heavier precipitation
moving through. The front will push through the area by early or the
middle of next week. 4 to 8 inches of rainfall are possible at the coast.
Confidence is low on how much rainfall and timing of heaviest rainfall, but
recent data have increased the chance for significant river rises and
flooding enough to warrant this outlook.

Farther east, there is higher uncertainty in terms of flooding potential.
It`s unknown how far inland the heaviest precipitation will extend and for
how long. However, periods of heavy precipitation are possible here as well,
and given how much snowpack is in the mountains, an extended period of heavy
rain on snow would result in flooding of small creeks and streams as well
as significant rises on main stem rivers.

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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