Winter Weather Update 2-24-19

The atmospheric river is now over parts of Oregon but a stalled frontal boundary is keeping the bulk of the precipitation north of Klamath Falls.


Above: infrared imagery taken at time of this posting shows Klamath Falls just south of the storm.

We have had several reports of snow falling so fast that it is difficult to see while driving along areas of Highway 97 in the higher elevations north of town. Highway 58 is also currently reported as getting heavy amounts of snow. West of the Cascades large amounts of rain are falling.

The NWS expects the stalled front to get a push south Monday afternoon around 4pm. This means we may see a few hours of snow around that time as the front moves through the local area. Some snow is also possible Tuesday afternoon as the front is expected to retreat back northward.

Expected snowfall amounts have recently been revised for the Klamath Falls area and it no longer looks like we will see the 4-6 inches that were advertised earlier with this storm. According to a weather forecaster in Medford, Klamath Falls may possibly see 1-2 inches of snow Monday afternoon starting somewhere around 4pm if the front pushes south as they expect.

As always we will update with more information as it becomes available.