Weather Outlook: Snow Storm Friday & Saturday. Cold temperatures Sunday Night

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Weather Outlook 11-29-18

Snow storm and winter travel conditions Friday into Saturday. 

A snow storm is forecast to begin affecting our area Friday. Snow is expected in the mountains around the Klamath Basin beginning Friday afternoon, and is forecast to develop in the Klamath Falls local area in the evening hours of Friday night. The bulk of the snow should arrive in the late evening hours of Friday into early Saturday morning. Roughly 2-4 inches of snow are expected in Klamath Falls.

Snow levels will drop to around 2,600 feet in elevation overnight Friday. The storm is expected to affect highway travel conditions all around our region from South of Bend, Oregon to down into northern California.

Cold night temperatures expected Sunday night as the storm leaves our area. Some areas north of Klamath Falls could see single digit or near zero. Lows in the teens expected for Klamath Falls area Sunday night.

Multiple Winter Storm Warnings Issued:

Winter Storm Warning issued November 29 at 3:46PM PST until December 01 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…Heavy snow expected above 2500 feet Friday night through Saturday…

Friday evening through Saturday a strong cold front and associated area of cold low pressure will move in from the northwest bringing periods of heavy snowfall with lower snow levels across portions of southwest Oregon and northern California. Snow levels could drop briefly below 2500 feet in heavier showers.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT… Snow expected, heavy in places. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches, in the warning area are expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches, in the advisory area are expected.

* WHERE… In California, North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County and Modoc County. In Oregon, Klamath Basin, Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County and Central and Eastern Lake County. Highways 97, 140, 139, 395 and other area roads will be affected. Highest snow amounts will be on highway 97 near Chemult, 140 near Bly and Cedar Pass.

* WHEN… From 4 PM Friday to 4 PM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow will initially fall on just above freezing road temperatures that will cool below freezing, making roads possibly covered in ice in places.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely, and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

Winter Weather Advisory issued November 29 at 3:46PM PST until December 01 at 4:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…Heavy snow expected above 2500 feet Friday night through Saturday…

Friday evening through Saturday a strong cold front and associated area of cold low pressure will move in from the northwest bringing periods of heavy snowfall with lower snow levels across portions of southwest Oregon and northern California. Snow levels could drop briefly below 2500 feet in heavier showers.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT… Snow expected, heavy in places. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 11 inches, in the warning area are expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches, with localized amounts up to 6 inches, in the advisory area are expected.

* WHERE… In California, North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County and Modoc County. In Oregon, Klamath Basin, Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County and Central and Eastern Lake County. Highways 97, 140, 139, 395 and other area roads will be affected. Highest snow amounts will be on highway 97 near Chemult, 140 near Bly and Cedar Pass.

* WHEN… From 4 PM Friday to 4 PM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. Snow will initially fall on just above freezing road temperatures that will cool below freezing, making roads possibly covered in ice in places.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely, and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

 

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