Severe Weather Alerts - Medford , OR
Areal Flood Watch
Areal Flood Watch in effect from Sunday, 4:00 AM PST until Tuesday, 4:00 AM PST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of south central Oregon and southwest
Oregon, including the following areas, in south central
Oregon, Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades and
South Central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon, Central
Douglas County, Curry County Coast, Eastern Curry County and
Josephine County, Eastern Douglas County Foothills, Jackson
County, and South Central Oregon Coast.
* From late Saturday night through late Monday night.
* Rainfall amounts from Saturday through Monday of 2 to 4 inches
are expected, with higher totals of up to 7 inches in Curry
County, and lower totals of around 1.5 inches in central Jackson
* The Deer Creek at Roseburg and the Little Butte Creek at Eagle
Point are two locations to watch in particular.
* Soils will become saturated with runoff contributing to rapid
river rises on all major rivers and smaller creeks. Snowmelt may
contribute to the runoff. In addition to river flooding, areal
flooding is possible across urban areas, pastures, and low lying
* Burn scar flooding and debris flows are possible within fire
scars. Of note are the Taylor Creek and Klondike fire scars.
Problematic log pile-ups have been reported in the Taylor Creek
fire scar drainages which could worsen.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
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.