Here comes the snow! Are you ready?

Here comes the snow! Are you ready?
YouNews photo from last year's snow submitted by mollywood88

WINTER WEATHER

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ROSEBURG, Ore. -- With a Winter Storm Warning going into effect in our area, be prepared to wake up Friday morning with snow on the ground.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for Douglas County.

What does this mean? Snow. Possibly up to 3 inches on the valley floor. Elevations above 1,000 feet could see as much as 6 inches drop overnight.

That means roads are going to get slick, to include I-5 and Highway 138.

With freezing temps continuing through the rest of the week and into next week, authorities are reminding people to take precautions:

  • Make sure if you have to travel you go with a full tank of fuel, a flashlight, blankets, food water and extra clothing.
  • Give yourself some extra time to reach your destination.
  • Make sure your water pipes at home are protected. Tips here.
  • Don't forget your pets! Tips here.
  • Be sure to check on elderly and disabled family and neighbors.

With a lot of school districts off already on Friday, there won't be as big of an impact. KPIC News will start updating closures and delays, along with current road conditions, at around 5:00 am on the air, at KPIC.com and our Facebook page.

As always, if you get some good winter weather photos or video, head over to the YouNews page and upload it there.

NOAA Winter Storm Warning:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
531 AM PST THU DEC 5 2013

...SIGNIFICANT LOW ELEVATION SNOWFALL EXPECTED FRIDAY...

.A VERY COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY, PERSISTING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
TO EARLY SATURDAY. PRECEDING COLD CONDITIONS COUPLED WITH AMPLE
MOISTURE WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE
AREA ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

ORZ023-060200-
/O.UPG.KMFR.WS.A.0003.131206T0600Z-131207T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WW.Y.0013.131206T0600Z-131207T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WS.W.0004.131206T0600Z-131207T0600Z/
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE
531 AM PST THU DEC 5 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 1000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM PST FRIDAY BELOW 1000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 PM PST FRIDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS ALSO
BEEN ISSUED FOR SNOW AND IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM PST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 1000 FEET. 3 TO 6
  INCHES ABOVE 1000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BETWEEN LATE FRIDAY EVENING
  IN THE WEST PART OF THE REGION AND THEN WILL SPREAD INLAND
  ACROSS THE UMPQUA BASIN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS THROUGH
  8 AM PST. SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR BRIEFLY CHANGE TO RAIN IN THE
  AFTERNOON BELOW 1000 FEET BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW. SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TO COME TO AN END LATE FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
  GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE AND SEXTON
  SUMMIT ON INTERSTATE 5.

* WINDS...LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT 10 MPH OR LESS.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF THIS STORM SYSTEM
  SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS ON
  FRIDAY. TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED ON ALL AREA ROADWAYS TO
  INCLUDE INTERSTATE 5 AND HIGHWAY 138. IT`S STRONGLY
  RECOMMENDED PEOPLE BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=MFR


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

NOAA Winter Weather Advisory:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
531 AM PST THU DEC 5 2013

...SIGNIFICANT LOW ELEVATION SNOWFALL EXPECTED FRIDAY...

.A VERY COLD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY FRIDAY, PERSISTING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT
TO EARLY SATURDAY. PRECEDING COLD CONDITIONS COUPLED WITH AMPLE
MOISTURE WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE
AREA ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT.

ORZ023-060200-
/O.UPG.KMFR.WS.A.0003.131206T0600Z-131207T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WW.Y.0013.131206T0600Z-131207T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WS.W.0004.131206T0600Z-131207T0600Z/
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE
531 AM PST THU DEC 5 2013

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 1000 FEET...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM PST FRIDAY BELOW 1000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS
EVENING TO 10 PM PST FRIDAY. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS ALSO
BEEN ISSUED FOR SNOW AND IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 PM PST FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 1000 FEET. 3 TO 6
  INCHES ABOVE 1000 FEET.

* TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BETWEEN LATE FRIDAY EVENING
  IN THE WEST PART OF THE REGION AND THEN WILL SPREAD INLAND
  ACROSS THE UMPQUA BASIN THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING HOURS THROUGH
  8 AM PST. SNOW MAY MIX WITH OR BRIEFLY CHANGE TO RAIN IN THE
  AFTERNOON BELOW 1000 FEET BEFORE CHANGING BACK TO ALL SNOW. SNOW
  IS EXPECTED TO COME TO AN END LATE FRIDAY EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
  GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE AND SEXTON
  SUMMIT ON INTERSTATE 5.

* WINDS...LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT 10 MPH OR LESS.

* IMPACTS...DUE TO COLD TEMPERATURES AHEAD OF THIS STORM SYSTEM
  SNOW IS EXPECTED TO ACCUMULATE ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS ON
  FRIDAY. TRAVEL IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED ON ALL AREA ROADWAYS TO
  INCLUDE INTERSTATE 5 AND HIGHWAY 138. IT`S STRONGLY
  RECOMMENDED PEOPLE BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY CONDITIONS.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
  HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/WRH/WHV/?WFO=MFR


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.  SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW
ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. IF YOU MUST
TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT...FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL
CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED
ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.