- Special Weather Statement for Cascade Foothills in Lane County County, Oregon
- Special Weather Statement issued September 16 at 3:01PM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:54 p.m.
- Expires: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.
...A CHANGE TO COOL AND WET WEATHER BEGINNING SUNDAY...
A developing low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska will
settle over the Pacific Northwest this week. Expect much cooler
temperatures and several rounds of rain and snow in the high
Cascades. Rain will begin Sunday afternoon and continue at times
through much of the week. Snow levels will drop to 5000 to 6000
feet by Monday and remain near that level through the remainder of
The series of weather system through the first half of the week
will bring increasing prospects for seeing substantial rainfall.
While this will be favorable for suppressing the regions
wildfires, it will also increase the chances for seeing flash
flooding and debris flows in and below the burn scars. Rainfall
potential increases each day early this week, likely culminating
with the potential for some heavy rainfall Tuesday night into
Wednesday when the risk of flash flooding is greatest in the areas
with burn scars.
People planning travel or outdoor activities, especially in the
mountains should be prepared for the changing conditions.