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Weather Outlook: More rain and snow at higher elevations. Winter Weather Advisory starts at 10pm tonight.

An active weather pattern is expected to continue as a strong jet stream continues to move disturbances over our area. A new system is on the way tonight, and will last into Friday and is expected to bring snow above 4,000-4,600 feet. Snow levels south over the California border are expected to be higher. Our higher elevation passes are expected to have winter driving conditions. Snow is also expected in the northern Cascades as well.

The NWS Medford reports that lightning has been detected in the northern areas of Crater Lake and eastern Douglas County this afternoon at about 3:45pm.


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Winter Weather Advisory starts tonight at 10pm

Klamath Basin-
Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County-
Including the cities of Chemult, Crescent, and Gilchrist
133 PM PST Thu Dec 12 2019

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
4 PM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 4500 FEET…

* WHAT…Snow expected above 4500 feet. Total snow accumulations
of 3 to 7 inches expected.

* WHERE…Northern Klamath Basin and Northern and Eastern Klamath
County and Western Lake County. This includes Chemult, Crescent
and Chiloquin. This also includes Highway 97 from Modoc Point to
Crescent, highway 31 northwest of Silver Lake and higher
portions of Highway 140.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. Snow levels
will lower tonight to between 4000 to 4500 feet across northern
portions of the area to around 5000 feet across southern Klamath
and Lake Counties. Snow levels are expected to remain low during
the day Friday over northern Klamath County may fluctuate
between 4500 and 5500 feet across southern Klamath and Lake
counties.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination.

* Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and
limited visibilities.

* See https://www.tripcheck.com for latest road conditions.

* A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause travel difficulties.

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