Weather Outlook: Snow Storm With Wind – Low Elevation Rain
Strong Winter Storm Expected Tuesday Afternoon Into Wednesday
A new storm is expected to bring Klamath Falls about 4-6 inches of new snow Tuesday afternoon or evening into Wednesday. This storm is also expected to dump heavy rain on areas in our region below 2,500 feet. High winds are expected with this snow storm so limited visibility and occasional white out conditions are possible. Heavy snow with the wind could topple trees and cause power outages in some areas. Wind gusts could approach 50mph in some higher mountain areas such as Lake of the Woods and Crater Lake. Gusts around 35mph are expected for our local Klamath Falls area.
We have been following this with the NWS and the forecast models have varied the snow amounts quite a bit. Initially the snow amounts were expected to be much higher. Keep in mind that the forecast snow amounts could still be refined up or down as we get closer to the timing of the storm arrival. Please use caution if you plan to travel Tuesday or Wednesday.
More Snow Possible Friday
It looks like an additional snow storm may arrive Friday as well. We will update with more information on the Friday storm as it gets closer. The timing and details with this storm are still uncertain.
The Latest Information From NWS Medford:
Graphics from NWS Medford