Flood Warning:

Issued at: 5:16 PM PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 12:50 PM PST on December 22, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a
  • Flood Warning for the Umpqua river near Elkton.
  • Valid from this evening to Monday afternoon.
  • At 4:15 PM Sunday the stage was 29.8 feet.
  • Flood stage is 33.0 feet.
  • Minor flooding is forecast.
  • The river is forecast to crest at 34.0 feet around 10 PM PST this evening.
  • Impact...at 33.0 feet...slight low-land and agricultural flooding occurs mainly from the kellog area through Elkton to Scottsburg.
  • Flood history...this crest compares to a previous crest of 33.6 feet on Dec 30 2008. Lat...Lon 4338 12362 4327 12347 4328 12341 4367 12348 4371 12376 Precautionary/preparedness actions... Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks. For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web Page at www.Weather.Gov/Medford or listen to NOAA Weather Radio.

High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 2:24 PM PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 10:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
  • ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening... ...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening... A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening.
  • Winds: south to southwest 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the advisory area and 35 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph in the warning area. Strongest winds are expected near Summer Lake and in the mountains.
  • Timing: strong winds will continue through this afternoon then gradually diminish this evening.
  • Locations in the warning area include: along Oregon Highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake... along California Highway 299 near Cedar Pass... and in the mountains in eastern Klamath...lake and eastern Modoc counties.
  • Locations in the advisory area include: US Highway 395 between Valley Falls and Alkali Lake... portions of Oregon Highway 31 in Lake County...portions of Oregon Highway 140 east of Lakeview...and higher terrain in eastern Klamath... lake and eastern Modoc counties.
  • Impacts: high winds will make travel difficult on area roadways. High profile vehicles will be most impacted. East to west oriented roads will experience the worst cross winds. Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake may be severely impacted. Residents in the area should secure loose items and use caution when venturing outdoors.
  • View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5 Precautionary/preparedness actions.. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted... especially for high profile vehicles. 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. Cc

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