Eastern Curry County and Josephine County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Issued: 1:49 PM PST Feb. 15, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Winter Storm Warning now in effect until 8 am PST Sunday...
... Winter Weather Advisory now in effect until 8 am PST Sunday...

* what... moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations
of 8 to 16 inches in the warning area with higher amounts above
4000 feet. Total snow accumulations 4 to 8 inches in the
advisory area. Daytime warming and melting will limit Road
impacts during the daytime today and Saturday in lower
elevations. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph in exposed areas.

* Where... areas in the warning: mostly areas above 1500 feet
around the Illinois Valley including Hayes Hill and Obrien on
Highway 199 and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Areas in the
advisory: mostly areas above 1500 feet in northeast Josephine
County to include Sexton pass on Interstate 5, Wilderville,
Galice. Also, elevations below 1500 feet in the Illinois
Valley to include Cave Junction.

* When... until 8 am PST Sunday.

* Additional details... travel could be very difficult to
impossible in the warning area. The hazardous conditions could
impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for Road
snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday
night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in
the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during
the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at

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.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause travel difficulties.