WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING ABOVE 1500 FEET…
- WHAT…Heavy snow possible above 1500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches possible over populated and traveled areas with 5 to 10 inches over the higher elevations and mountains. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph over the higher terrain.
- WHERE…Central Douglas County, Eastern Curry County and Josephine County and Jackson County. This includes the lower passes along I-5, highway 277, highway 42 and the foothills within Jackson, Josephine, Eastern Curry and Douglas Counties.
- WHEN…From Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning.
- IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning commutes.
- ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow levels will drop Tuesday night, so advisories are expected for elevations below 1500 feet.
- Stock emergency kit with tire chains, flashlight, batteries, blankets, food, water, and medications.
- The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.
- Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm.
- A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow accumulations that may create dangerous travel.