Slight Thunderstorm Risk Today – Cold & Windy Pattern Expected To Continue
There is a risk of isolated thunderstorms today as increasingly unstable air moves over our area this afternoon. Clearing and sunshine ahead of the next approaching low pressure system will add to the afternoon instability according to the NWS.
It should be noted for anyone venturing into the mountains today, that snow levels have lowered and will be coming down further. Significant, wet snow will continue to fall on Mount Shasta today with the snow level currently near 7kft falling to around 5500 feet. The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center`s Old Ski Bowl station at 7600 feet has recorded 11 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, KMAX is reporting a temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit near the top of Mount Ashland, and the ski area webcams indicate some snow mixing in with rain at the base area. Additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected on Mount Ashland, 3 to 6 inches on Mount Shasta, and lesser north and east of Mount Ashland.
This cold and windy pattern is expected to continue through the weekend and into next week as a series of low pressure systems and fronts move through our local area.
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The above information is provided by Klamath Alerts and information obtained from the NWS Medford.