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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 5:16 PM PST on December 21, 2014


The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Umpqua river near Elkton.
* Valid from this evening to Monday afternoon.
* At 4:15 PM Sunday the stage was 29.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 33.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest at 34.0 feet around 10 PM PST
this evening.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet... slight low-land and agricultural flooding
occurs mainly from the kellog area through Elkton to Scottsburg.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 33.6 feet
on Dec 30 2008.


Lat... Lon 4338 12362 4327 12347 4328 12341 4367 12348 4371 12376


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive through flooded areas or roads. The water may be too
deep to allow for safe passage or there may be unseen damage to the
roadway. Use alternate routes and stay away from riverbanks.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit our web Page at
www.Weather.Gov/Medford or listen to NOAA Weather Radio.


516 PM PST sun Dec 21 2014

... Observed flooding has increased to moderate severity...
... Forecast flooding has increased from moderate to major severity...

The Flood Warning continues for
the South Fork Coquille river at Myrtle Point.

* At 4:15 PM Sunday the stage was 36.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 33.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to crest at 37.11 feet around 5
PM PST this evening. Volumn for this crest is forecast to be 36450
cubic feet per second.
* Impact... at 37.0 feet... extensive Road and farmland flooding
upstream and downstream of Myrtle Point can be expected. Some
residents of low-lying areas in the vicinity of Myrtle Point may be
threatened.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 35.3 feet
on Nov 21 2012. On January 20 2012 the river crested at 37.04 feet.


Lat... Lon 4293 12417 4287 12406 4302 12408 4308 12414 4307 12417




516 PM PST sun Dec 21 2014

... Observed flooding has increased to minor severity...
... Forecast flooding has increased from minor to moderate severity...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Coquille river at Coquille.
* At 4:30 PM Sunday the stage was 21.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to crest at 24.62 feet around 3 am PST Monday
morning. Volumn for this crest is forecast to be 42575 cubic feet per
second.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet... some homes are flooded along and near the
Coquille river. Roads are flooded in spots in low-lying areas near
the Coquille river. Moderate low land flooding is expected with high
tides. Farm buildings and other low lying structures near the river
flood. Highway 42 south between Coquille and Bandon begins to flood
in some spots.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 23.6 feet
on Dec 3 2012.


Lat... Lon 4312 12442 4307 12416 4310 12412 4323 12422 4316 12441




516 PM PST sun Dec 21 2014

... Observed flooding increased from minor to major severity...
... Forecast flooding has increased from minor to major severity...

The Flood Warning continues for
the North Fork Coquille river near Myrtle Point.
* At 3:45 PM Sunday the stage was 37.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 35.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to crest at 37.13 feet around 10
PM PST this evening. Volumn for this crest is forecast to be 33830
cubic feet per second.
* Impact... at 37.0 feet... expect significant flooding along the North
Fork Coquille river and its tributaries. Significant agricultural
flooding can be expected from the Gravelford area to the confluence
with the South Fork Coquille river. Log jams are possible above the
copper bridge which will have greater impacts on this situation
should they occur.
* Flood history... this crest compares to a previous crest of 35.8 feet
on Jan 20 2012.


Lat... Lon 4308 12414 4306 12412 4307 12406 4314 12397 4312 12408




316 PM PST sun Dec 21 2014

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flood Warning for small streams in...
eastern Coos County in southwestern Oregon...

* until 915 PM PST

* at 315 PM PST... trained weather spotters reported flooding near
Sitkum at the Junction of the East Fork of the Coquille river and
brummit creek. Flood waters have begun to recede along brummit
creek but some area roads still remain under water.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Powers and Sitkum.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... as well as farm and country roads. Do not
attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.


Lat... Lon 4358 12388 4352 12387 4352 12382 4343 12382
      4343 12377 4326 12376 4326 12371 4309 12370
      4308 12376 4300 12376 4299 12382 4279 12381
      4277 12393 4274 12393 4269 12400 4268 12412
      4309 12411 4361 12396


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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:09 PM PST on December 21, 2014

Expires 1:00 AM EST on December 22, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of southwest Oregon... including the following
areas... Curry County coast and south central Oregon coast.

* Until 10 PM PST this evening

* heavy rainfall is causing rapid rises on area streams... creeks
and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in
areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on
roadways.

* Heavy rainfall may also cause high water... mudslides...
rock slides and debris flows on area roadways... including US
101... Highway 42... and Highway 38.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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 a serious risk from
rapidly moving landslides. 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.





Record Report

Statement as of 4:37 PM PST on December 21, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Medford or...

a record high temperature of 65 degrees was set at Medford or today.
This breaks the old record of 63 set in 1940.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 4:55 PM PST on December 21, 2014



... Latest 48-hour rainfall reports...

Location amount time/date lat/Lon

... California...

... Siskiyou...
1 NW Somes Bar (915 ft) 4.43 in 0416 PM 12/21 41.39n/123.49w

... Oregon...

... Coos...
8 ENE Sitkum (2955 ft) 7.45 in 0335 PM 12/21 43.20n/123.72w
Fairview 4 NE (195 ft) 6.92 in 0800 am 12/21 43.26n/124.02w
Coos Bay 1 NNW 5.51 in 0755 am 12/21 43.37n/124.23w
Seven Mile Creek (438 ft) 5.14 in 0413 PM 12/21 43.21n/124.32w
Long Prairie RAWS (1092 ft) 5.02 in 0413 PM 12/21 42.95n/124.22w
Bandon 6.2 S 4.98 in 0832 am 12/21 43.03n/124.41w
signal tree RAWS (3294 ft) 4.90 in 0335 PM 12/21 43.00n/123.78w
Bandon 7.1 NNE 4.65 in 1131 am 12/21 43.21n/124.37w
Coos Bay 2.1 ESE 4.57 in 0702 am 12/21 43.36n/124.19w
Bald Knob #2 (3630 ft) 4.54 in 0339 PM 12/21 42.70n/124.03w
Coos Bay 1.7 WNW 4.53 in 0728 am 12/21 43.38n/124.26w
4 WNW Myrtle Point (173 ft) 4.04 in 0425 PM 12/21 43.09n/124.20w

... Curry...
Red Mound RAWS (1753 ft) 14.22 in 0321 PM 12/21 42.12n/124.30w
Brookings 4.2 ENE 14.00 in 0711 am 12/21 42.07n/124.21w
Brookings 4.8 NNW 12.10 in 0823 am 12/21 42.13n/124.32w
Port Orford 5 E (150 ft) 12.07 in 0800 am 12/21 42.74n/124.40w
Port Orford 5.0 E 11.13 in 0732 am 12/21 42.74n/124.40w
Brookings 3.2 NNW 10.59 in 0906 am 12/21 42.11n/124.31w
Quail prairie #2 RAWS 9.06 in 0339 PM 12/21 42.24n/124.04w
Flynn prairie RAWS (1543 ft) 8.61 in 0413 PM 12/21 42.40n/124.38w
Gold Beach 11.1 NNE 7.20 in 0758 am 12/21 42.57n/124.35w
Gold Beach 4.8 NE 7.03 in 0713 am 12/21 42.50n/124.37w
Brookings Airport (459 ft) 6.65 in 0356 PM 12/21 42.07n/124.29w
Agness (247 ft) 6.34 in 0339 PM 12/21 42.55n/124.06w

... Douglas...
Charlotte Ridge (1220 ft) 7.46 in 0408 PM 12/21 43.67n/123.94w
Goodwin Peak RAWS (1799 ft) 7.44 in 0401 PM 12/21 43.90n/123.90w
1 W Steamboat (1200 ft) 6.70 in 0415 PM 12/21 43.35n/122.76w
Devils Graveyard RAWS 6.52 in 0324 PM 12/21 43.72n/123.63w
Lemolo Lake 3nnw (4077 ft) 6.15 in 1000 am 12/21 43.32n/122.19w
cinnamon (4834 ft) 5.80 in 0332 PM 12/21 43.27n/122.18w
Diamond Lake (5315 ft) 5.80 in 0300 PM 12/21 43.19n/122.14w
granddad battle RAWS (2900 f 5.46 in 0347 PM 12/21 43.42n/122.58w
toketee airstrip (3240 ft) 4.60 in 0300 PM 12/21 43.23n/122.43w
Reedsport 0.8 SW 4.54 in 1011 am 12/21 43.69n/124.12w
Buckeye RAWS (2264 ft) 4.53 in 0347 PM 12/21 42.93n/122.85w
Elkton 4.1 SSW 4.39 in 0719 am 12/21 43.58n/123.60w
Calvert peak RAWS (3822 ft) 4.31 in 0341 PM 12/21 42.78n/123.73w
4 se Toketee Falls (3360 ft) 4.13 in 0332 PM 12/21 43.22n/122.41w

... Jackson...
Mount Stella (4700 ft) 7.59 in 0339 PM 12/21 42.93n/122.43w
fish lk. (4665 ft) 5.30 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.38n/122.35w
Big Butte RAWS near Butte fa 4.31 in 0339 PM 12/21 42.50n/122.45w

... Josephine...
O'Brien 2 SW 5.57 in 0747 am 12/21 42.05n/123.71w
Bigelow Camp (5120 ft) 4.60 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.08n/123.34w
2 NNE Obrien (1389 ft) 4.18 in 0352 PM 12/21 42.10n/123.68w

... Klamath...
Sevenmile Marsh (6200 ft) 9.70 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.70n/122.14w
Cold Springs Camp (6100 ft) 8.50 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.53n/122.18w
Fourmile Lake (6000 ft) 8.40 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.44n/122.23w
seldom creek RAWS (4875 ft) 6.71 in 0407 PM 12/21 42.41n/122.19w
annie Springs (6020 ft) 6.70 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.87n/122.17w
Billie creek Divide (5300 ft 6.30 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.41n/122.27w
new Crescent Lake (4800 ft) 5.60 in 0300 PM 12/21 43.51n/121.98w
Crater Lake National Park hq 5.14 in 0700 am 12/21 42.90n/122.13w
Sun Pass (5600 ft) 4.40 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.79n/121.98w
Swan Lake mtn (6800 ft) 4.00 in 0300 PM 12/21 42.41n/121.74w

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.


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