Above: Wind forecast map for Saturday April 7th from the NWS Medford.
A strong storm is making its way through our area this afternoon. Conditions are unsettled enough there is a marginal chance of thunderstorms along with this wind. Wind gusts may reach close to 70mph over by Summer Lake! Hopefully we won’t see any power outages, but that is not out of the question.
As of article time (11:14am Saturday) the Klamath Falls Airport is reporting sustained Southwest winds at 25mph gusting to about 33mph. Winds should increase over the next few hours.
The wind advisory below is in effect until 11pm tonight. We should see scattered rain showers today as well.
Have a great Saturday!
~ Klamath Alerts
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Medford OR 246 AM PDT Sat Apr 7 2018 ...Strong winds likely through this evening... .A late season low pressure system approaching from the Pacific Ocean is expected to produce strong winds across most of southern Oregon and far northern California through this evening. These winds have the potential to cause damage. CAZ084-ORZ029-072200- /O.CON.KMFR.WI.Y.0019.180407T1800Z-180408T0600Z/ Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties-Klamath Basin- Including the cities of Tulelake, Dorris, Altamont, and Klamath Falls 246 AM PDT Sat Apr 7 2018 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING... * Winds...South to southwest 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph. * Timing...Late this morning through this evening. The strongest winds are likely to occur later this afternoon through early evening. * Locations include...The Klamath Basin. This includes the cities of Klamath Falls, Altamont, Tulelake, and Dorris. * Impacts...Driving is likely to become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. If possible choose, or prepare to drive slowly to prevent loss of control. Debris is also likely to be blown about at times, reducing visibility. Isolated power outages are possible. * View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD Precautionary/preparedness actions... 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 caution.