South Central Siskiyou County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Warning
Statement as of 10:51 PM PDT on September 20, 2014

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for Glacier induced flooding in... south central Siskiyou County in northern California...

* until 445 am PDT Sunday

* at 1038 PM PDT...a Glacier on Mt Shasta has broken...releasing large quantities of mud...rocks and water. This is causing flash flooding in Mud Creek and Pilgrim creek.

* Law enforcement reports that flooding is occurring at the following roads: Forest service Road 31 known as winding way and Forest service Road 13 known as Pilgrim Creek Road. Both roads are closed.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Flood waters are moving down Mud Creek and Pilgrim creek from mid way up Mount Shasta to just north of Highway 89 where waters are currently dammed. Water continues to accumulate upstream behind the debris flow and may break free and flow downstream at any time.

A Flash Flood Warning means flash flooding is occurring or is imminent. Most flood related deaths occur in automobiles. Do not attempt to cross water covered bridges...dips...or low water crossings. Never try to cross a flowing stream... even a small one... on foot. To escape rising water move up to higher ground.

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Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 11:35 PM PDT on September 20, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of northern California... including the following area...Highway 89 at Pilgrim creek in south central Siskiyou County.

* Through Sunday afternoon.

* A Glacier on Mount Shasta has broken...releasing large quantities of mud...rocks and water. Flood waters are moving down Mud Creek and Pilgrim creek from mid way up Mount Shasta to just north of Highway 89 where waters are currently dammed.

* Water continues to accumulate upstream behind the debris flow and may break free and flow downstream across Highway 89 at any time. This drainage flows past Highway 89 approximately 4 to 5 miles east of McCloud...which is where the flood threat exists.

* The amount of water building up behind the debris flow is not known at this time...but it may be substantial. If and when this water is released it may create significant flooding on Highway 89. The flood waters may be swift moving and very dangerous. Motorists on Highway 89 east of McCloud are urged to use extreme caution tonight as flooding may be sudden and flood waters are very difficult to see at night.

* In addition...flooding is already occurring further up Pilgrim creek. See pdxffwmfr for details.

* This Flood Watch may be upgraded to a warning...extended or canceled as new information is received.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

Record Report
Statement as of 01:36 am PDT on September 21, 2014

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

a record high temperature of 100 degrees was set at Medford or yesterday. This breaks the old record of 98 set in 1952.

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