Jackson County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:17 PM PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to
10 PM PST Wednesday...

* winds... southeast 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* Timing... strong winds will develop near Ashland this evening and
then expand into the Medford area Wednesday morning. Winds will
peak all areas late Wednesday morning... then diminish.

* Locations in the Wind Advisory include... Medford... Ashland...
Phoenix... Talent.

* Wind Advisory impacts... branches broken by recent heavy snowfall
may come down and cause injuries or property damage. Gusty
winds will make travel difficult for lightweight and high
profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials could be
blown about.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with
higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.





Gale Warning, Storm Warning, Hazardous Seas Warning
Issued: 2:45 PM PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Wednesday...
... Hazardous seas warning remains in effect from 4 PM to 10 PM
PST Wednesday...

* winds... south gales 30 to 40 knots this afternoon... increasing
to storm force 35 to 50 kt with gusts to 65 kt late this
afternoon and evening continuing into Wednesday afternoon.

* Seas... west swell and wind waves will produce very steep
combined seas of 13 to 18 feet this afternoon. Seas become
mainly wind driven and extremely high and steep at 24 to 28 feet
tonight continuing through Wednesday evening.

* Areas affected and timing... all areas will experience
hazardous conditions through Wednesday... but the strongest
winds and steepest seas will occur as the front approaches the
coast and a coastal jet forms Wednesday morning through
afternoon.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots along with very
steep and hazardous seas are imminent or occurring. Operating a
vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly
equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without
the proper experience seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale
conditions.

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots along with
extremely steep and dangerous seas are imminent or occurring.
Recreational boaters should remain in port... or take shelter
until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare
for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions and consider
remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves
subside.

A hazardous seas warning means very steep and hazardous sea
conditions are imminent or occurring. Recreational boaters should
remain in port... or take shelter until waves subside. Commercial
vessels should prepare for rough seas and consider remaining in
port or taking shelter in port until hazardous seas subside.



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