Weather Outlook: Snow With Wind Expected Shortly In Klamath Falls. High Wind Warning Now

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Weather Update 2-25-19 1:40pm – Snow Expected Soon High Winds Currently

We have been very busy with numerous weather related incidents locally today. A semi truck has blown over on Highway 140 East, and high winds have snapped several power poles in the Merrill area.

We have been in contact with the NWS in Medford reporting information to them, and they have recently updated us on the immediate forecast for Klamath Falls.

The stalled frontal boundary north of us is expected to be pushed south in a few hours. Late this afternoon we should see about 2-3 inches of snow in blowing conditions. According to the NWS, the visibility in our local area could be very low at times in blowing snow. Snow should arrive in Klamath Falls around 4pm according to a forecaster. We should see some snow into Tuesday morning and then it should change over to rain in the morning after around 10am.

At time of this post winds are gusting up to 42mph at the Klamath Falls airport. Higher gusts have been occurring in the Merrill area and other outlying areas as well.

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Above: A map showing roadway incidents as of 1:54pm 2-25-19.

High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
Issued by National Weather Service Eureka CA
131 PM PST Mon Feb 25 2019

CAZ084-085-ORZ029>031-260600-
/O.EXB.KMFR.HW.W.0008.000000T0000Z-190226T0600Z/
Northeast Siskiyou and Northwest Modoc Counties-Modoc County-
Klamath Basin-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Central and Eastern Lake County-
Including the cities of Dorris, Macdoel, Tulelake, Adin, Alturas,
Canby, Day, Likely, Lookout, Altamont, Klamath Falls,
and Lakeview
131 PM PST Mon Feb 25 2019

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind
Warning...which is in effect until 10 PM PST this evening.

* Winds...South 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Occasional
  gusts to 70 mph.

* Timing...Winds will be peaking late this morning, then begin
  to decrease later this afternoon.

* Locations include...Klamath Falls, Merrill, Tulelake, Lakeview,
  Alturas, and surrounding area. This also includes highway 97
  from Weed to Klamath Falls, highway 39 and 139 southeast of
  Klamath Falls, portions of highway 140, highway 395 from
  Lakeview south, and highway 299.

* Impacts...Driving may become extremely difficult, especially
  for high profile vehicles. Loose items may be damaged or blown
  about.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Travel will be
impacted, especially for high profile vehicles.

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