Wind Advisory in Effect. 54mph Gusts Expected Later Today.

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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

Wind Advisory

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.

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