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High Wind Watch

Areas Affected: Central and Eastern Lake County; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Strong southerly winds possible Sunday night into Monday... .Low pressure moving into the Central Oregon Coast may bring strong southerly winds to portions of the forecast area late Sunday night into Monday. ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* Winds...Southwest 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 60 mph possible, especially in the higher terrain.

* Timing...Early Monday morning into Monday night.

* Locations include...Summer Lake, Paisley, Valley Falls, portions of Highway 31 between Valley Falls and Summer Lake and portions of Highway 395 and 140 in Lake County.

* Impacts...Driving may become extremely difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Blowing snow will lower visibilities at times.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Central Douglas County; Curry County Coast; Eastern Curry County and Josephine County; Eastern Douglas County Foothills

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...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 expected. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT... The Flood Watch continues 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 tonight 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 1.3 inches in central Jackson County.

* The Deer Creek at Roseburg and the Little Butte Creek at Eagle Point are two locations to watch in particular. Six hour rainfall rates at times Sunday and Monday indicate possible debris flow and reports of log jams in the Taylor Creek burn scar may contribute to forest road damage.

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.


High Wind Watch

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Strong southerly winds possible Sunday night into Monday... .Low pressure moving into the Central Oregon Coast may bring strong southerly winds to portions of the forecast area late Sunday night into Monday. ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* Winds...South 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph possible.

* Timing...Early Monday morning through evening.

* Locations include...Portions of Interstate 5 between Weed and Grenada.

* Impacts...Driving may become extremely difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County; Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...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 expected. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of northern California, including the following areas, Central Siskiyou County, North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County, South Central Siskiyou County, and Western Siskiyou County.

* From late Sunday night through Tuesday morning

* Rainfall amounts from Sunday through Monday of 2 to 5 inches are expected.

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

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.


High Wind Watch

Areas Affected: Curry County Coast; South Central Oregon Coast

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...Strong southerly winds possible Sunday night into Monday... .Low pressure moving into the Central Oregon Coast may bring strong southerly winds to portions of the forecast area late Sunday night into Monday. ...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON...

* Winds...South 30 to 40 mph with gusts in excess of 60 mph possible.

* Timing...Late Sunday night through Monday morning.

* Locations include...Portions of the southern Oregon coast south of Bandon including Gold Beach, Cape Blanco, Headlands and exposed areas along Highway 101.

* Impacts...Driving may become difficult to even hazardous along and near the coast on and near Highway 101, especially along elevated and exposed portions. Strong winds combined with heavy rainfall could result in downed trees and power outages.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Jackson County; Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades; South Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...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 expected. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT... The Flood Watch continues 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 tonight 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 1.3 inches in central Jackson County.

* The Deer Creek at Roseburg and the Little Butte Creek at Eagle Point are two locations to watch in particular. Six hour rainfall rates at times Sunday and Monday indicate possible debris flow and reports of log jams in the Taylor Creek burn scar may contribute to forest road damage.

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.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Klamath Basin; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.A storm with a significant amount of moisture will bring moderate to heavy mountain snow to the Cascades, mountains in Western Siskiyou County, and possibly portions of the East Side Saturday night into at least Monday morning. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with local amounts up to 24 inches. Lesser amounts are expected in southern Klamath county. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Highway 97 and 31, including the cities of Chemult and Crescent.

* WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon to 10 AM PST Monday.

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

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.


Flood Watch

Areas Affected: North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County; South Central Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...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 expected. ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of northern California, including the following areas, Central Siskiyou County, North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County, South Central Siskiyou County, and Western Siskiyou County.

* From late Sunday night through Tuesday morning

* Rainfall amounts from Sunday through Monday of 2 to 5 inches are expected.

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

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.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades; South Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.A storm with a significant amount of moisture will bring moderate to heavy mountain snow to the Cascades, mountains in Western Siskiyou County, and possibly portions of the East Side Saturday night into at least Monday morning. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Snow accumulations of 2 to 3 feet in the Crater and Diamond Lake areas with local amounts of 4 feet in the highest elevations. 10 to 20 inches near Lake of the Woods and Mount Ashland Ski Area. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph in exposed areas which would create near-blizzard conditions at times. This warning does not affect Interstate 5 at Siskiyou Summit where lighter snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected.

* WHERE...The southern Oregon Cascades, and portions of the Siskiyous. This includes Highway 58, Highway 62, Highway 138, Highway 230, Highway 140, and at Diamond Lake and Crater Lake. This also includes the Mt. Ashland Ski Road.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Saturday to 10 AM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Strong winds and large quantities of snow could cause tree damage. Areas of strong winds with heavy snow will cause near blizzard-like white-out conditions.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Plan to travel before the winter storm hits or just stay home. Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.A storm with a significant amount of moisture will bring moderate to heavy mountain snow to the Cascades, mountains in Western Siskiyou County, and possibly portions of the East Side Saturday night into at least Monday morning. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 18 to 24 inches with local amounts up to 30 inches. Winds could gust as high as 50 in exposed areas creating near-blizzard conditions.

* WHERE...The mountains of western Siskiyou County above 3000 feet. This includes the higher elevations of Sawyers Bar Road and highway 3 south of Callahan.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Saturday to 10 AM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.


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