Severe Weather Warning for Coastal Counties

, Posted: Wed, March 21 2012 at 8:08 AM, Updated: Wed, March 21 2012 at 8:53 AM

We are on the flood watch Wednesday morning-- as a severe weather alert has been issued for Coos, Curry, Douglas and western Josephine counties.

Our crews checked the conditions out around 4 this morning.
Here is what Bear Creek looked like in central Medford. The waters weren't too high and no rain was falling yet. And while Jackson county is not on the flood list, flooding from other rivers and creeks could pour over into our area... so officials across Southern Oregon are keeping a close eye on things.

Another 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected over coastal southwest Oregon, with 4 to 8 inches of rain over the coastal mountains.

Both the Coquille river and the  south fork of the Coquille river at Myrtle Point are forecast to exceed flood stage. By later this afternoon, southwest winds gusting to 55 mph across Siskiyou county are expected.

As for snow levels: they should be above the major pass level.

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