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  • Winter Storm Watch for Western Siskiyou County County, California
  • Winter Storm Watch issued March 10 at 2:47PM PST until March 14 at 10:00PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:47 p.m.
  • Expires: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 11 p.m.
  • ...VERY HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE IN THE MOUNTAINS THIS WEEKEND AND
    EARLY NEXT WEEK...
    .A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SATURDAY WITH SNOW LEVELS
    DROPPING BELOW 5000 FEET AND REMAINING BETWEEN 3000 AND 5000 FEET
    THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. STRONG MOIST, WESTERLY FLOW WILL
    PRODUCE SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS, ESPECIALLY THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST
    FACING SLOPES OF THE CASCADES AND SISKIYOUS. WHILE LIGHT TO
    MODERATE SNOW MAY FALL ALMOST CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH THE THREE DAY
    EVENT, PERIODS OF VERY HEAVY SNOW ARE LIKELY.
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
    MONDAY EVENING...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
    WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
    EVENING.
    * STORM TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 FEET WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
    AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
    * WINDS...WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL CREATE
    AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW, ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER
    ELEVATIONS.
    * ELEVATION...THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED ABOVE 5000 FEET. SNOW
    MAY FALL AS LOW AS 3000 FEET AT TIMES, BUT IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED
    TO BE LESS SEVERE OVER LOWER ELEVATIONS.
    * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE FRIDAY NIGHT AND
    CONTINUE WITH VARYING INTENSITY THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
    * LOCATIONS INCLUDE...MAINLY ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5000 FEET IN WESTERN
    SISKIYOU COUNTY. THIS INCLUDES PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 3 AND
    SAWYER`S BAR ROAD.
    * IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW MAY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT TRAVEL IMPACTS AT
    TIMES WITH SNOW COVERED AND POTENTIALLY IMPASSABLE ROADS AND VERY
    LOW VISIBILITIES DUE TO FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.
    * VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT
    HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD/HAZARD

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