Storm Goes Easier Than Expected on Southern Oregon Coast

By Jim McCoy Fri 30th November Newsstormweather
A storm has rushed through Southern Oregon, dropping less rain than expected on the coast but lingering inland over the Rogue Valley. Only minor flooding occurred in Medford despite a daily record rainfall Thursday of 1.67 inches. The storm dropped about 3 inches of rain in Curry County, less than the 8 inches originally forecast. Officials said there were no significant disruptions in Brookings, where the city is recovering from a storm earlier this month that City Manager Gary Milliman says caused about $2 million in damage to public infrastructure such as culverts and a sewage lift station. That doesn't include damage to flooded homes and businesses. The weather agency expects moderate flooding Friday at Coquille, where the Coquille River frequently tops its banks. In terms of road conditions, the passes along Interstate 5 and Highway 140 are reporting bare pavement. Motorists traveling the east and west boundaries of Diamond Lake were advised to carry chains and traction tires, as the storm dumped snow in the area. As of Friday morning, Mt. Ashland received 20 inches of snow. There, motorists are advised to be prepared for snowy conditions as well.

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