Jackson County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory, Air Stagnation Advisory
Issued: 2:03 PM PST Jan. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Air stagnation advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST
... Wind Advisory in effect from 10 PM Tuesday to 10 PM PST

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 10 PM Tuesday to 10 PM PST

* Winds... southeast 20 to 25 mph with gust up to 40 mph.

* Timing... winds will increase Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
night... reaching a peak late Wednesday morning.

* Locations in the Wind Advisory include... Ashland... Phoenix... Talent.

* Wind Advisory impacts... gusty winds will make travel difficult
for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects
or materials could be blown about.

* Air quality... light winds and limited vertical mixing could
diminish air quality in the valleys of Jackson... Josephine and
eastern Curry counties through Tuesday morning.

* Locations included in the air stagnation advisory
include... Medford... Grants Pass... Merlin... Cave Junction... Gold
Hill... Williams... Ashland.

* Air stagnation impacts... diminished air quality could
negatively affect health... especially for those with respiratory
sensitivities. Please see the Oregon department of air quality's
web site at http://www.Deq.State.US/aqi for detailed air quality
information and thresholds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an airmass across the advisory area... pollution will increase.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with
higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra

Gale Warning, Storm Warning
Issued: 4:52 PM PST Jan. 16, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Gale Warning in effect from 1 PM PST Tuesday through 10 PM PST
... Storm Warning in effect from 7 PM Tuesday evening through
4 PM PST Wednesday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Storm
Warning... which is in effect from 7 PM Tuesday to 4 PM PST

* Winds... Tuesday afternoon and evening south winds will increase
to 25 to 35 knots and then are likely to increase further later
Tuesday evening into Wednesday to 35 to 50 kt with gusts 40 to
60 kt.

* Seas... south wind waves and 13 second period west swell are
expected to combine Tuesday through Wednesday to peak seas in
the 18 to 26 foot range. On Friday very long 18 second period
west swell could reach 25 to 30 feet.

* Areas affected... the Gale Warning is valid for the entire area.
The Storm Warning is in effect for areas inside of 35 nautical
miles of the coast. Areas within 5 nautical miles of the coast
that are affected by the Storm Warning are from Cape Sebastian
to Coos Bay.

* View the hazard area in detail at

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots along with very
steep and hazardous seas are imminent or occurring. Operating a
vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly
equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without
the proper experience seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots along with
extremely steep and dangerous seas are imminent or occurring.
Recreational boaters should remain in port... or take shelter
until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare
for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions and consider
remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves