Issued at: 3:47 am PST on December 20, 2014, expires at: 9:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
- ...Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 am this morning to 9 PM PST Sunday... A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 am this morning to 9 PM PST Sunday.
- Winds: south to southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
- Timing: winds will increase through the day...reaching peak strength tonight into Sunday.
- Locations include: portions of Highway 31 between Paisley and Silver Lake...including Summer Lake...Highway 395 north of Lakeview...and the higher terrain...including winter rim and the Warner Mountains.
- Impacts: strong winds can make travel difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. East to west oriented roads will experience cross winds. These winds may also impact hunting and other outdoor activities.
- View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5 Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
Areal Flood Watch:
Issued at: 2:01 am PST on December 20, 2014, expires at: 10:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
- ...Flood Watch in effect from this afternoon through Sunday evening... The National Weather Service in Medford has expanded the
- Flood Watch to include portions of south central Oregon and southwest Oregon...including the following areas...in south central Oregon...south central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon...eastern Douglas County foothills.
- From this afternoon through Sunday evening
- rising snow levels with heavy rain and high elevation snowmelt will cause rapid rises on area streams...creeks and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on roadways.
- Heavy rainfall may also cause mudslides...Rockslides and debris flows on area roadways...including highways 62...230...and 138. Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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 a serious risk from rapidly moving landslides. 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.