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you, this is newswatch 12 this morning" you are taking a live look out at this is part of our newswatch 12 weather cam network. you can see it's very thanks for joinin today: we are seeing widespread rain and snow work its way into the region this morning. snow levels throughout the day. moderate precipitation will help drag those snow levels down. snow levels will reach the valleys later in the day then likely drop to the immediate coast as we head into this evening and night. significant snow is expected in our higher elevations inches will fall for our lower passes, such as the sexton summit and hayes hill. the klamath basin will also see several inches of accumulation for saturday into sunday, too. for our westside valleys, we will likely see a changeover from rain to snow saturday with accumulations up to 1-3" on the valley floor. totals will go up though into the foothills and for places like ashland. accumulating snow will also impact northern california. this storm will likely have significant impacts to travel for southern oregon and northern california. when we talk about snow levels and which elevations will see an amount of snow or rain it can get kind of most of the towns in siskiyou county are above 25-hundred foot elevation. happy camp is at 16-hundred feet. the city of mt. shasta, yreka, montague, and weed are all above 25- hundred. the cascades and the klamath basin are all above 25-hundred feet. prospect and butte falls are the lowest elevation in that region at around 25-hundred. lakeview, klamath falls, and most of the cities in the basin are in the 4-thousand foot range. [e12]region elevations-fs roxy ann is at 35-hundred feet. jacksonville hill up highway 238 is just over 2-thousand feet. the city of jacksonville itself is at 15-hundred feet. places like medford and shady cove are all below 14- hundred feet. grants pass is one of the lowest in our region at 960 feet. it shows that jackson county only has about 67% of the snow that is usually has this time of year. how much water that's in the snow is just one of the things that's measured during the snow survey. jackson county scientists can use that information to determine how much will run off into the reservoir and streams in the warmer months. it can help the county plan how much drinking water a city will have. the county watermaster says jackson county's measurement has been accurate over the years. "the history of the snow survey has it's roots in lake tahoe and it has been determined there's a strict correlation between the snowpack and run off in the later months." this month, the snow was measured at about 40% density. the more dense, the higher the water content. the jackson county watermaster says that just because the snow is deep, doesn't mean its ter content is high. at several cars have been stolen recently. car owners are leaving their cars running with they key in the ignition. during cold weather people will leave their car running to warm it up and then go back inside their house. police say that that makes their car a magnet for criminals and theft. they remind you to always lock your car doors -- and consider motion sensor lights or constant lights in your driveway. the ashland forest resiliency project burned several piles between ashland and talent yesterday. the ashland forest resiliency project is focused on reducing the risk of severe wildfire in the future. the jackson county sheriff's office got a call around 10:00 last night. the caller said was woman was seen in a car trying to commit suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. the caller saw a young child in the car with her. the woman drove away. police were able to eventually track her down. 49-year-old kyla duncan and the child were taken to the hospital for treatment. they've both been released. the child is with family. duncan is now in the jackson county jail. her charges are two counts of attempted murder in the first degree. the senator introduced senate bill 420 into legislation yesterday. the bill would give states the opportunity to make it legal without fearing federal criminal intervention. senator wyden said "too many economic opportunities have been missed" by not legalizing marijuana. the proposal would remove federal criminal penalties for individuals and businesses acting in compliance with state marijuana laws. it would also reduce barriers for legal marijuana businesses to get access to banking. reak... a new drug test can tell you if your son or daughter is vaping. "here's a live look at the oregon coast from the port of brookings harbor. watching out for you, this is newswatch 12