NOAA: Special Weather Statement

NOAA: Special Weather Statement

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- The National Weather Service says we could see the first big snowfall of the year in the mountains over the next few days.

The valleys are not expected to see any snow, but drivers should use caution when traveling through the mountains for the next few days.

The systems are expected to drop snow in the mountains from today through Wednesday.

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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
342 AM PDT MON OCT 22 2012

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CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY-EASTERN CURRY COUNTY AND JOSEPHINE COUNTY-
EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOTHILLS-JACKSON COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DRAIN...ELKTON...ROSEBURG...SUTHERLIN...
GREEN...MYRTLE CREEK...CANYONVILLE...GLENDALE...GRANTS PASS...
CAVE JUNCTION...STEAMBOAT...TOKETEE FALLS...MEDFORD...ASHLAND
342 AM PDT MON OCT 22 2012

...FIRST SIGNIFICANT SNOW OF THE SEASON IN THE MOUNTAINS TODAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

A COLD...WET LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE OREGON COAST WILL
CONTINUE TO PUMP MOISTURE IN OVER WESTERN OREGON TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO AROUND 4000 FEET TODAY AND AS
LOW AS 3000 FEET TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

LIGHT SNOW WILL FALL NEARLY CONTINUOUSLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER...AS WAVES OF ENERGY ROTATE AROUND THE
LOW AND MOVE ASHORE...SNOW WILL INTENSIFY.

THE FIRST DISTURBANCE IS MOVING THROUGH THIS MORNING. THE NEXT
DISTURBANCE WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER TUESDAY NIGHT.
EACH OF THESE DISTURBANCES WILL BE CAPABLE OF DROPPING SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW OVER THE MOUNTAINS.

THOSE PLANNING TO BE IN THE MOUNTAINS DURING THIS TIME PERIOD
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS AND AN INCREASED
THREAT OF HYPOTHERMIA. THE VALLEYS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO SEE ANY
SNOW...BUT THOSE VENTURING OUTSIDE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF COLD...RAINY WEATHER.