NWS Medford Issues Metro Winter Storm Warning

WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 1 PM TUESDAY ABOVE 1500 FEET

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM MONDAY TO 1 PM TUESDAY ABOVE 500 FEET…

  • WHAT…For the Winter Storm Warning above 1500 feet, heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with 7 to 10 inches expected above 2500 ft. For the Winter Weather Advisory above 500 feet, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
  • WHERE…All areas above 500 ft will experience winter weather impacts to some degree. This includes Interstate 5 from Ashland to Cottage Grove and Highways 199, 238, 227, 138 62, 140, 42 and 38. This includes the passes north of Grants Pass, Camas Valley, Jacksonville Hill, and Hayes Hill Summit. This includes the communities of O’Brien, Glendale, Roseburg, Elkton, Azalea, Tiller, Ruch, Jacksonville, Medford, White City, Gold Hill, Ashland, Butte Falls, Trail and Prospect.
  • WHEN…From 7 PM Monday to 1 PM Tuesday.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow levels will lower to around 2000-2500 ft by Monday afternoon with the first round of precipitation. Snow levels will continue to lower to valley floors by Monday evening, bottoming out around 500 ft. Additional precipitation is expected overnight, with the greatest amount of valley floor snow expected late Monday night through early Tuesday morning.
  • 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.

Source: NWS

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