Monday's weather? High wind warning and flood watch

Monday's weather? High wind warning and flood watch
In March of 2011, Douglas County had a windstorm that left houses like this one covered with trees. Could this happen again?

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The National Weather service says that starting at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Douglas County will be under a high wind warning as well as a flood watch.

The NOAA says the wind advisory will start around 10:00 a.m. Monday, with a flood watch coming into effect in the afternoon.

Officials say a slow moving front will bring heavy rains into the area throughout Monday.

People who live near rivers and steams should pay attention to the water level.

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Also, winds are expected to pick up throughout the night Sunday, becoming "possibly very strong and damaging," on Monday.

Could the wind be enough to rival the windstorm of March, 2011? Probably not. How about the flood that closed Hwy 38 back in January? Again, probably not.

But, authorities want people to be prepared just in case.

Officials say you should always be prepared for inclimate weather, doing things such as checking to make sure you have plenty of food and water, as well as a way to stay warm if the power goes out. Everyone should have an emergency kit that includes flashlights with plenty of batteries and enough food and water to last up to three days.

Authorities say that unless it is a true emergency, do not call 911.

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With many people living in rural areas, it can be hard for crews to get lines fixed and restore power.

If roads are cut off, you may not be able to drive into town and get more supplies.

It's also a good idea to have candles on hand as well, but be sure to practice fire safety if you do so.

For more information on what you should have in your emergency kit, contact your local fire department.

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Notice from the National Weather Service:

Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
303 PM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...BREEZY TO WINDY AGAIN THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...
...VERY STRONG DAMAGING WINDS POSSIBLE IN MANY LOCATIONS MONDAY...

.INCREASINGLY WINDY WEATHER IS EXPECTED OVER SOUTHWEST OREGON AND
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AS A
STRONG JET STREAM AND A PAIR OF FRONTS MOVES IN. THE FIRST FRONT
WILL MOVE INLAND THIS EVENING WITH BREEZY TO WINDY WEATHER OVER
MUCH OF THE AREA. THE STRONGEST WINDS WITH THIS FRONT WILL BE
CONFINED TO THE COAST...SHASTA VALLEY AND MOUNTAINS. A VERY POTENT
FRONT WILL APPROACH MONDAY AND THEN MOVE THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT INTO
TUESDAY. STRONG...DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED AT THE
COAST...SHASTA VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF THE EAST SIDE AND MOUNTAINS
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS FRONT IS STRONG ENOUGH THAT
EVEN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...INCLUDING THE MAIN POPULATION
CENTERS...ARE LIKELY TO SEE STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS MONDAY
AFTERNOON.

ORZ023-025-026-190715-
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CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS-
JACKSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...GREEN...
MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE...TOKETEE FALLS...MEDFORD...
ASHLAND
303 PM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM PST MONDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM PST MONDAY.

* WINDS...20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...IT WILL BE BREEZY TONIGHT...BUT STRONGER WINDS ARE
  EXPECTED WITH A POTENT FRONT MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...GREEN...
  MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE...TOKETEE FALLS...
  MEDFORD...ASHLAND. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED IN THE
  SOUTHERN ROGUE VALLEY NEAR ASHLAND AS WELL AS HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL MAY BECOME DIFFICULT ON AREA
  ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATE 5 AND HIGHWAY 199 AND 42.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 25 TO 39 MPH ARE EXPECTED
WITH HIGHER GUSTS POSSIBLE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

$$

WRIGHT




 

Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1252 PM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST OREGON MONDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY...

.A VERY MOIST AND SLOW MOVING FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN INTO AREAS OF
SOUTHWESTERN OREGON...FROM THE COAST RANGE WESTWARD...THIS
EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY. VERY HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED LATE MONDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 12 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
WITH THIS STORM. HEAVY RAIN WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR SMALL
STREAM FLOODING MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY.

ORZ023-024-190900-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY-
1252 PM PST SUN NOV 18 2012

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST OREGON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY AND
  EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY.

* FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAIN MAY STRAIN SMALLER STREAMS AND DRAINAGES ACROSS THE
  AREA...POTENTIALLY LEADING TO FLOODING. STORM DRAINS CLOGGED BY
  AUTUMN LEAVES MAY EXACERBATE FLOODING ISSUES IN URBAN AREAS.
  ADDITIONALLY...HEAVY RAIN FALLING ON SATURATED SOILS MAY PRODUCE
  LANDSLIDES...AS WELL AS POSSIBLE ROAD SLUMPS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 A SERIOUS RISK FROM
RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES. 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.