Josephine County Emergency Management announces winters storm watch

Winter Storm Watch

11/29/2022 03:49 PST through 12/1/2022 16:00 PST

Winter Storm Watch issued November 29 at 3:49AM PST until December 1 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Medford OR

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible Wednesday morning through Thursday

afternoon. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches

possible. Winds gusting at 30 to 50 mph over exposed higher


* WHERE…The winter storm watch includes all areas in the South

Central Oregon Cascades, Southern Oregon Cascades, and

Siskiyous and includes Interstate 5 near Siskiyou Summit and

portions of highways 62, 66, 138, 140, and 230.

* WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Patchy

blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. Gusty

winds could bring down tree branches.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Heaviest snow is expected Wednesday

evening through Thursday morning.

* View the hazard area in detail at



* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and

limited visibilities.

* See https://www.tripcheck.com or http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov

for latest road conditions.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow

will cause travel difficulties.