Weather Outlook: Colder weather with lowering snow levels expected

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Colder weather with lowering snow levels expected into next week. Winter travel conditions likely on area highways and roads.

Colder temperatures and lower snow levels than we have seen most of this winter so far are expected possibly into next week. Winter travel conditions are expected on area highways and local roadways.

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A shift in the weather pattern will bring in storm systems that originate in the Gulf of Alaska. These colder storms will bring snow to lower elevations. A new storm tonight is expected to bring roughly 1-2 inches to the local Klamath Falls area. 2-3 inches are expected on Highway 97 north and 6-8 inches over the higher elevations of Highway 140 West. Snow is expected to begin late tonight.

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From the NWS Medford:

Snow is expected this evening into Thursday morning. There will be light snow showers in advance of, and behind a cold front. But, the majority of snow will occur along with a fast moving front late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. Snow levels will start around 3000 to 3500 feet this evening, lowering down to around 3000 feet with a majority of the event overnight, then down to 2500 feet as snow tapers off early Thursday. After a break later Thursday morning into Friday afternoon, active weather will continue into next week. So, if you have travel plans, be sure to stay up to date with the forecast and check road conditions before venturing out.

Winter Travel Resources:

  • Trip cameras and road conditions available at www.tripcheck.com 
  • Another great resource for travel is weather share
  • Consider becoming a subscriber to our breaking news service. For about 3 cents a day you can be informed as highway incidents and road closures happen.

 

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