Flood Watch


Flood Watch National Weather Service Reno NV 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ073-210000- /O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Mono County- Including the cities of Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of east central California, including the following area, Mono County.

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow levels. Moderate to heavy rain along with snow melt will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams with an enhanced flood potential through Tuesday.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor drainage areas. The Walker River will see appreciable rises, but at this time is expected to remain below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding. Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding occur.

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$$Flood Watch National Weather Service Reno NV 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-210000- /O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of east central California and western Nevada, including the following areas, in east central California, Greater Lake Tahoe Area. In western Nevada, Greater Lake Tahoe Area.

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow levels. Moderate to heavy rain along with snow melt below 7000 feet will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams with an enhanced flood potential through Tuesday morning.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor drainage areas, including the Upper Truckee River in South Lake Tahoe. The upper reaches of the Truckee and Carson rivers are forecast to rise to near monitor stage tonight into Tuesday, but at this time are expected to remain below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding. Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep terrain. Persons in the Lake Tahoe area should take action to clear blocked drains and areas where snow berms would allow water to collect and damage property. Persons living along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding occur.

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$$Flood Watch National Weather Service Reno NV 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

NVZ003-210000- /O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area- Including the cities of Sparks, Gardnerville, and Virginia City 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of western Nevada, including the following area, Greater Reno-Carson City-Minden Area.

* Through Tuesday morning

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow levels. 2 to 3 inches of rain are possible in the Carson Range with 1 to 2 inches through most valley locations. This will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams, with an enhanced flood potential through Tuesday morning.

* The highest risk of flooding is along creeks, streams, and poor drainage areas today into Tuesday morning. This includes creeks and streams that drain the foothills and the Carson Range such as Steamboat Creek, Dry Creek and Eagle Valley Creek. Low lying areas in both Washoe and Carson Valleys could also see flooding issues. The Truckee and Carson rivers are forecast to rise to near monitor stage tonight into Tuesday, but at this time are expected to remain below flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding. Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep terrain. Persons in the watch area should take time to clear any blocked drains in anticipation of the heavy rain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding occur.

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$$Flood Watch National Weather Service Reno NV 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ071-210000- /O.CON.KREV.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties- Including the cities of Portola and Susanville 420 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of northeast California, including the following area, Lassen-Eastern Plumas-Eastern Sierra Counties.

* Through Tuesday afternoon

* A strong atmospheric river will bring heavy rain with high snow levels. Moderate to heavy rain along with snow melt will contribute to increasing flows on rivers and streams with an enhanced flood potential through Tuesday.

* The Middle Fork of the Feather River near Portola is currently forecast to briefly reach major flood stage with flooding also possible for the Susan and Pit River basins.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Small creeks and streams are the most susceptible to flooding. Excessive rainfall may also generate rock and mud slides in steep terrain. Persons living along small creeks and streams should monitor the latest weather information at weather.gov/reno and be prepared to take action should flooding occur.

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$$Flood Watch National Weather Service Medford OR 1230 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Moderate to heavy rains tonight and Tuesday morning over an already soggy area...

CAZ080>083-211200- /O.CON.KMFR.FA.A.0005.000000T0000Z-170221T1200Z/ /00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Western Siskiyou County-Central Siskiyou County- South Central Siskiyou County- North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County- Including the cities of Weed, Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir, and Mccloud 1230 PM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of northern California, including Southern and Western Siskiyou County.

* Through 4 am PST Tuesday morning.

* The heaviest rain will occur over far western Siskiyou county as well as the Mount Shasta area.

* Heavy rain combined with some snow melt in higher elevations will cause rises in streams and rivers and may cause small streams to flood.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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$$Flood Watch National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area 512 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...INCREASED FLOOD RISK AS AN ATMOSPHERIC RIVER IMPACTS THE REGION THROUGH LATE MONDAY EVENING...

.A potent storm system impacting the region will result in heavy rainfall across the greater San Franciso Bay Area and Monterey through at least late Monday evening. A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall on already saturated soils will increase the threat for flash flooding, flooding of area creeks, streams and rivers as well as flooding of low lying, poorly drained areas across the region. The threat for rock/mud slides and shallow landslides also exists as well as increased likelihood for downed trees, power lines and damage to or washed out roadways.

CAZ006-505>513-516>518-528>530-210500- /O.CON.KMTR.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-170221T1200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ San Francisco- Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore- North Bay Interior Valleys-North Bay Mountains- San Francisco Bay Shoreline-San Francisco Peninsula Coast- East Bay Interior Valleys-East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range- Santa Cruz Mountains-Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose- Southern Salinas Valley/Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio- Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest- Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park- Northern Salinas Valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley- Northern Monterey Bay-Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast- Including the cities of...San Francisco...Tamalpais-Homestead... Sausalito...Santa Rosa...South Santa Rosa...Napa...San Rafael... Petaluma...Novato...Rohnert Park...Angwin... Lagunitas-Forest Knolls...Woodacre...Oakland...Fremont... Hayward...Daly City...Berkeley...Pacifica...Concord...Antioch... Livermore...Walnut Creek...Pleasanton...Pittsburg...San Ramon... Blackhawk...Scotts Valley...Boulder Creek...Day Valley... San Jose...Greenfield...King City...Salinas...Santa Cruz... Watsonville...Live Oak...Seaside...Monterey...Marina 512 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of western California...including the following areas...Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore...East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range...East Bay Interior Valleys...Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Park...North Bay Interior Valleys...North Bay Mountains...Northern Monterey Bay...Northern Salinas Valley/Hollister Valley and Carmel Valley...San Francisco...San Francisco Bay Shoreline...San Francisco Peninsula Coast...Santa Clara Valley Including San Jose...Santa Cruz Mountains...Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest...Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast and Southern Salinas Valley/Arroyo Seco and Lake San Antonio.

* Through late tonight

* A prolonged period of moderate to heavy rainfall is anticipated to fall on already saturated soils through Monday evening. This will result in sharp rises on area creeks, streams and rivers and will likely result in flooding.

* Impacts include enhanced runoff and associated flooding in low lying areas and waterways, rising water levels and flooding on area streams, creeks and rivers. Other impacts include increased risk of rock/mud slides in steep terrain, downed trees and power lines, and damaged to or washed out roadways.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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$$Flood Watch National Weather Service Hanford CA 508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ089-090-093-094-096-097-202115- /O.CON.KHNX.FA.A.0004.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ West Central San Joaquin Valley-East Central San Joaquin Valley- Mariposa, Madera, and Fresno County Foothills- Tulare County Foothills- Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon- Tulare County Mountains- Including the cities of Los Banos, Coalinga, Mendota, Fresno, Coarsegold, Oakhurst, Squaw Valley, Auberry, North Fork, Mariposa, Springville, Three Rivers, Devils Postpile, Florence Lake, Lake Thomas Edison, Tuolumne Meadows, Bass Lake, Fish Camp, Wawona, Camp Nelson, Giant Forest, Lodgepole, Grant Grove, and Johnsondale 508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of central California, including the following areas, East Central San Joaquin Valley, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare County Foothills, Sierra Nevada from Tulare County north to Yosemite National Park below 7000 feet, and West Central San Joaquin Valley.

* Through Tuesday morning

* An incoming strong storm system will bring a period of excessive rainfall to central California. The heaviest rainfall will occur this morning through this afternoon.

* The combination of already wet soils and moderate to heavy rain could lead to excessive runoff. Flooding of small streams, low water crossings and poor drainage areas will be possible. Mud and rock slides in areas of higher terrain are also possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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RileyFlood Watch National Weather Service Eureka CA 213 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

.A series of Pacific storm systems will move across the region through Tuesday, producing moderate to heavy rain over northwest California. The heaviest rain for Northwest California will most likely arrive Monday night.

CAZ101>106-108>113-202330- /O.CON.KEKA.FA.A.0006.170221T0000Z-170221T2200Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Coastal Del Norte-Del Norte Interior-Northern Humboldt Coast- Southwestern Humboldt-Northern Humboldt Interior- Southern Humboldt Interior-Southern Trinity-Mendocino Coast- Northwestern Mendocino Interior-Northeastern Mendocino Interior- Southwestern Mendocino Interior-Southeastern Mendocino Interior- 213 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

The Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of northwest California, including the following areas, Coastal Del Norte, Del Norte Interior, Mendocino Coast, Northeastern Mendocino Interior, Northern Humboldt Coast, Northern Humboldt Interior, Northwestern Mendocino Interior, Southeastern Mendocino Interior, Southern Humboldt Interior, Southern Trinity, Southwestern Humboldt, and Southwestern Mendocino Interior.

* From this afternoon through Tuesday afternoon

* Rainfall amounts from 2 to 4 inches are forecast to occur from Monday through Tuesday afternoon. Locally higher amounts are possible, particularly in south facing mountainous terrain.

* Primary impacts will be road and rural flooding of low lying areas with poor drainage, as well as rising water levels for area streams and rivers. Flooding near the coast will be enhanced during high tide. Heavy rain combined with gusty winds will increase the potential for rock and mud slides on mountain roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

$$Flood Watch National Weather Service Medford, OR 1227 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

...The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Flood Watch for the following rivers in California...

Scott River near Fort Jones affecting Siskiyou County...

.Heavy rain will impact the region and the stage of the Scott River will rise sharply this afternoon through tonight. Flood stage may be exceeded by late Tuesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this event. Areas below steep slopes and in canyons are at risk from landslides.

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too deep or there may be unseen damage to the roadway.

A Flood Watch means that flooding is possible but not imminent in the watch area. Prepare to take immediate action if flooding is observed or a warning is issued.

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CAZ080>081-202027- /O.NEW.KMFR.FL.A.0013.170221T1700Z-170222T0630Z/ /FTJC1.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ 1227 AM PST MON FEB 20 2017

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a * Flood Watch for the Scott River near Fort Jones. * from Tuesday morning to Tuesday evening. * At 11:30 PM Sunday the stage was 10.5 feet. * Minor flooding is possible. * Flood Stage is 15.0 feet. * Forecast...Flood Stage may be reached by late tomorrow morning.

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Winter Storm Warning


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ072-NVZ002-210000- /O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/ Greater Lake Tahoe Area- Including the cities of South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Stateline, and Incline Village 508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST TUESDAY...

* Timing: Moderate to heavy snow and rain will continue through Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected this afternoon and evening.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 7500 feet...2 to 5 feet. Between 6500 and 7500 feet...8 to 24 inches. Heaviest snow will be west of Highway 89 and along the Sierra crest. Below 6500 feet...Up to 8 inches mainly on Tuesday.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Sierra ridge gusts over 100 mph, with peak gusts up to 150 mph tonight.

* Wave Heights on Lake Tahoe: 2 to 5 feet with highest waves expected tonight from mid lake to the north and east shores.

* Snow Levels: Between 7000 and 7500 feet through this evening, possibly lowering to near 6500 feet at times during periods of heavy precipitation. Snow levels will then fall to near 6500 feet by early Tuesday morning and below 6000 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes. Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times, producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, you could be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Reno NV 508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ073-210000- /O.CON.KREV.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170222T0000Z/ Mono County- Including the cities of Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes 508 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST TUESDAY...

* Timing: Moderate to heavy snow and rain will continue through Tuesday with the heaviest snow expected this morning through early afternoon...and again late tonight.

* Snow Accumulations: Above 8000 feet...18 to 36 inches with locally up to 4 feet along the Sierra Crest. Between 7000 and 8000 feet...8 to 20 inches. Below 7000 feet...up to 8 inches with less than 4 inches below 6500 feet mainly on Tuesday.

* Winds: South to Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. Sierra ridge gusts up to 120 mph.

* Snow Levels: Between 7500 and 8000 feet through tonight, possibly lowering to near 7000 feet at times during periods of heavy precipitation. Snow levels will then fall to near 7000 feet by Tuesday morning and near 6500 feet by Tuesday afternoon.

* Impacts: Heavy snow will create dangerous conditions, with travel being severely impacted over the Sierra passes. Snowfall rates will exceed 2 inches per hour at times, producing whiteout conditions over the passes and in the backcountry.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Avoid travel today through Tuesday, you could be stuck in your vehicle for many hours. If you must travel, prepare for long delays and carry an emergency kit with extra food, water and clothing. If you stay home, have a backup plan in case of power outages.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Hanford CA 501 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

CAZ096-097-202115- /O.CON.KHNX.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon- Tulare County Mountains- 501 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET...

* ACCUMULATIONS...20 to 40 inches from Kings Canyon north to Yosemite National Park above 8000 feet. 10 to 20 inches from the Tulare and Kern County border north to Kings Canyon above 8000 feet. 8 to 18 inches between 7000 and 8000 feet from Kings Canyon north to Yosemite National Park...lighter amounts south.

* LOCATIONS...Southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite National Park to the Tulare and Kern County border above 7000 feet.

* HAZARD TYPES...Heavy snow and blowing snow.

* TIMING...through Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS...The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to blowing snow...reduced visibility...and additional power outages.

* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

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RileyURGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Sacramento CA 330 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Another strong storm hits northern California through Tuesday...

.A stronger weather system will move through northern California through Tuesday. It will bring periods of strong winds and heavy snow to the higher elevations. A period of higher snow levels today will limit snow impacts to near passes and higher but snow levels will fall again by Tuesday morning. If traveling through the Sierra Cascade range expect chain controls, long delays and possible closures. Mudslides and rockslides could impact mountain roads making them impassable for a day or more.

CAZ068-069-210000- /O.CON.KSTO.WS.W.0010.000000T0000Z-170222T0600Z/ Western Plumas County/Lassen Park- West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada- Including the cities of Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon 330 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST TUESDAY...

* MAIN IMPACTS: TRAVELERS MAY EXPERIENCE LONG DELAYS. CHAIN CONTROLS LIKELY. POOR VISIBILITY DUE TO SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL HAZARDOUS. CONCERN FOR MUDSLIDES ACROSS STEEPER TERRAIN.

* Confidence...HIGH.

* LOCATIONS...INTERSTATE 80 OVER DONNER PASS, HIGHWAY 50 OVER ECHO SUMMIT, HIGHWAY 88 OVER CARSON PASS, AND LASSEN PARK.

* TIMING...PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING BEFORE DROPPING OFF TO LIGHTER SNOW TUESDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS...UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW EXPECTED DOWN TO ABOUT 5500 FEET WITH 2 TO 5 FEET OF SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 6000 FEET BETWEEN TODAY AND TUESDAY EVENING.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS AROUND 7000 FEET DROPPING ON TUESDAY TO BETWEEN 4000 AND 5000 FEET.

A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Medford OR 235 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Winter weather will impact the mountains of southern Oregon and northern California tonight through Tuesday morning...

ORZ030-031-202300- /O.EXB.KMFR.WS.W.0009.170221T0600Z-170222T0600Z/ Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County- Central and Eastern Lake County- 235 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM PST TUESDAY above 5000 feet...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Snow and Blowing Snow...which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 PM PST Tuesday.

* Snow accumulations...4 to 8 inches.

* Winds...South 40 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph.

* Elevation...Snow levels will lower from 5500 feet this evening to 4500 feet Tuesday morning.

* Locations include...Yamsay Mountain, Winter Rim, Warner Mountain Pass on Highway 140.

* Impacts...Possible whiteout conditions with hazardous winds.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* 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 imminent and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Medford OR 235 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Winter weather will impact the mountains of southern Oregon and northern California tonight through Tuesday morning...

CAZ082-083-202300- /O.CON.KMFR.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ South Central Siskiyou County- North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County- 235 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* Snow accumulations...1 to 2 feet. Higher amounts above 6000 feet.

* Winds...South 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts, especially above 6000 feet.

* Elevation...Snow levels will vary between 5000 and 6000 feet through Tuesday morning.

* Locations include: Mount Shasta Ski Park, Everitt Memorial Highway.

* Impacts...Roadways above 5000 feet will become snow covered at times and may become impassable, especially above 5500 feet. Wind and snow may cause whiteout conditions.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* 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 imminent and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

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$$URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Medford OR 235 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Winter weather will impact the mountains of southern Oregon and northern California tonight through Tuesday morning...

CAZ080-202300- /O.CON.KMFR.WS.W.0009.000000T0000Z-170221T1800Z/ Western Siskiyou County- 235 AM PST Mon Feb 20 2017

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* Snow accumulations...1 to 2 feet.

* Winds...South 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

* Elevation...Snow levels will vary between 5000 and 6000 feet.

* Locations include...Etna Summit on Sawyers Bar Road and other high terrain roadways.

* Impacts...Roadways above 5000 feet will become snow covered at times and may become impassable, especially above 5500 feet.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* 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 imminent and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

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