Western Siskiyou County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning
Issued: 1:53 PM PST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 10 PM PST Monday...

* what... heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 18 to 24
inches with local amounts up to 30 inches. Winds could gust as
high as 50 in exposed areas, with blowing snow significantly
reducing visibility.

* Where... the mountains of western Siskiyou County above 3000
feet. This includes the higher elevations of Sawyers Bar Road
and Highway 3 south of Callahan.

* When... until 10 PM PST Monday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult to
impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning
commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/mfr/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely
and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action
now.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:54 PM PST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through
Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of northern California, including the following
areas, central Siskiyou County, north central and southeast
Siskiyou County, south central Siskiyou County, and western
Siskiyou County.

* From late Sunday night through Tuesday morning

* rainfall amounts from Sunday through Monday of 2 to 4 inches
are expected.

* Soils will become saturated with runoff contributing to Rapid
River rises on all major rivers and smaller creeks. Snowmelt
may contribute to the runoff. Areal flooding is possible
across urban areas and pastures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:54 PM PST Feb. 23, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from late Sunday night through
Tuesday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of northern California, including the following
areas, central Siskiyou County, north central and southeast
Siskiyou County, south central Siskiyou County, and western
Siskiyou County.

* From late Sunday night through Tuesday morning

* rainfall amounts from Sunday through Monday of 2 to 4 inches
are expected.

* Soils will become saturated with runoff contributing to Rapid
River rises on all major rivers and smaller creeks. Snowmelt
may contribute to the runoff. Areal flooding is possible
across urban areas and pastures.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.