Weather Alerts for Eastern Curry County and Josephine County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Central Douglas County - Eastern Curry County and Josephine County
Effective: Fri 10:00 am Updated: Fri 6:03 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat 4:00 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 AM PST
SATURDAY...
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Wind
Advisory...which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 4 AM PST
Saturday.
* Winds...South to southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
Stronger winds are possible across ridgelines and high terrain.
* Timing...Winds will increase Friday afternoon, reaching a peak
in the evening.
* Locations include...Portions of the Illinois Valley; Interstate
5 between Sexton Summit and Canyonville; and the higher terrain
of Josephine County. This advisory does not include Grants Pass.
* Impacts...Driving could become hazardous, especially for high
profile vehicles. Loose and unsecured items may be blown about
or damaged.
* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

Information:
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.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Curry County Coast - Eastern Curry County and Josephine County
Effective: Fri 10:00 am Updated: Fri 6:03 am Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat 4:00 am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Flood Watch for Curry County and portions of Southern Coos
County, Western Siskiyou County, and Western Josephine County.
This includes Brookings and Cave Junction.
* From Friday afternoon through early Sunday morning.
* Periods of heavy rainfall and mountain snowmelt will create
increased runoff. 3 to 6 inches of rainfall with localized
amounts up to 10 inches in the mountains are expected in the
Watch area. Snow levels will rise to 7000 feet through the
duration of the heaviest rain. High rainfall rates near one half
inch per hour are possible and there is potential for flooding
in urban areas. Significant rises in small streams and creeks
are expected, and flooding is possible. Significant rises in
rivers will occur, but no main stem river flooding is currently
expected.
* There is increased potential for flooding and debris flows in
wildfire burn scar areas including the Chetco Bar and Klondike
burn scars.
* Confidence is high that these areas will see periods of heavy
rainfall, but confidence is only medium on exact locations and
specific timing of heaviest rainfall. The band of heaviest
precipitation will move back and forth along the coastline
Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Slight changes north or
south to this band will lead to significant changes in observed
rainfall and potential for flooding.

Information:
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.
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 at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.