More Snow Followed By Warmer Sunny Weather Into Weekend
The latest forecast information suggests that our region will see another snow storm early Tuesday morning. Right now the storm appears to be more of a high elevation snow maker, but around an inch or two of slushy snow or possibly snow mixed with some rain is possible locally here in Klamath Falls. The storm should begin to impact the area between about 4am or 5am and begin to wind down around 11am according to current forecast data from the NWS.
One thing to consider with this incoming storm is that the snow is expected to fall in a relative short period of time. The higher elevations may see up to 2-4 inches (6-8 inches in higher elevations such as Crater Lake, Diamond Lake Etc) of snow in a short 6-12 hour period of time. The expected snow fall rates could cause travel disruptions on areas of Highway 140 between Klamath Falls and Medford as well as Highway 97 north of town (generally from Modoc Point north).
Above: An aerial image taken in Klamath Falls about 2:45pm yesterday after an unexpected snow storm arrived in the morning hours.
Due to the incoming storm, a winter weather advisory has been issued for the higher elevations of Klamath County.
Areas in purple depict the winter weather advisory currently in effect. Areas of Highway 140 West and Highway 97 North could see travel disruptions early Tuesday morning. Snow is possible late Monday night into Tuesday morning. The precipitation is expected to turn showery in nature in the Tuesday afternoon hours.
Above: Current snowfall forecast for a new snow storm expected Tuesday morning.
Warmer Weather Expected Soon
After the passage of Tuesday’s storm, the NWS Medford expects clearing skies and warmer temperatures into the weekend for our region. We could be looking at a high of 55-60 degrees by Sunday with clear sunny skies.
Winter Weather Advisory issued March 10 at 10:58PM PDT until March 12 at 12:00PM PDT by NWS Medford
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TO NOON PDT TUESDAY…
* WHAT… Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches.
* WHERE… Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County to include Highway 97 mainly from Spring Creek north to Crescent.
* WHEN… From 5 AM to noon PDT Tuesday. The main impacts will mainly be early Tuesday morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute.
* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD
* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.
* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities.
* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.