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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1249 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH TODAY WITH RIVER...STREAM AND URBAN
FLOODING POSSIBLE...

.A LARGE PLUME OF DEEP MOISTURE FROM A WET PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM
IS BRINGING HEAVY RAINFALL TO THE COAST...COAST RANGE...CASCADE
FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES THROUGH TODAY. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE
FLOODING OF RIVERS...STREAMS...CREEKS AND URBAN AREAS.

ORZ021-022-212300-
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SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CURRY COUNTY COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOS BAY...NORTH BEND...REEDSPORT...
BANDON...PORT ORFORD...COQUILLE...BROOKINGS...HARBOR...GOLD BEACH
1249 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST OREGON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...CURRY COUNTY COAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST.

* THROUGH 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...ROCKSLIDES
  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.

&&

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Flood Warning

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
1210 AM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

ORC011-211700-
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COOS OR-
1210 AM 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 900 AM PST SUNDAY

* AT 1205 AM PST...A TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTER REPORTED FLOODING NEAR
  SITKUM AT THE JUNCTION OF THE EAST FORK OF THE COQUILLE RIVER AND
  BRUMMIT CREEK.  2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN IN THE AREA IN
  THE PAST 24 HOURS AND ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED THROUGH
  SUNDAY MORNING.

* 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 4267 12412
      4309 12411 4361 12396

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SK




Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
919 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Coquille River at Coquille affecting Coos County...

ORC011-211119-
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/COQO3.1.ER.141222T0022Z.141222T1500Z.141223T1653Z.NO/
919 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Coquille River at Coquille.
* from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening.
* At  8:30 PM Saturday the stage was 15.2 feet.
* Flood Stage is 21.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast beginning sunday afternoon with the river
  forecast to crest at 22.52 feet between 7am pst and 10am pst monday
  morning.
* Impact...at 21.0 feet...the coquille river is at flood stage. expect
  flooding of farmland and low-lying areas throughout the flood plain
  along the coquille river.
* Impact...at 22.0 feet...highway 42 south between coquille and bandon
  begins to flood in some spots. the county park along the river in the
  town of coquille is completely flooded.
* Impact...At 23.0 feet...Some farm buildings may be threatened and
  roads covered in low areas by rising water. Expect widespread
  flooding throughout the Coquille River floodplain.
* Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 23.6 feet
  on Dec 3 2012.

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.

&&

LAT...LON 4312 12442 4307 12416 4310 12412 4323 12422 4316 12441

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