High Wind Warning and Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning…which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM Monday. The high wind watch has been upgraded.

* Winds…south 40 to 50 mph with gusts to 70 mph possible at the immediate coast. South winds of 60 to 70 mph with gusts to 90 mph will be possible in the mountains and at The Headlands.

* Timing…strong…gusty winds are expected this afternoon into Monday evening. Winds will be strongest Monday morning through Monday afternoon.

Flood Watch for a portion of southwest Oregon…including the following areas…Curry…Coos and Douglas County coast.

* From late Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening

* heavy rain may strain smaller streams and drainages across the area…potentially leading to flooding. Storm drains clogged by Autumn Leaves may exacerbate flooding issues in urban areas.

Additionally heavy rain falling on saturated soils may produce landslides…as well as possible Road slumps. This includes Highway 101 in Curry…Coos and Douglas counties.

This entry was posted on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 and is filed under Local News.