Winter Weather Update: Several snow storms to drop feet of snow in Cascades. Hazardous driving conditions expected

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Several snow storms are expected to bring large amounts of snow to the Cascades and make driving nearly impossible at times due to slick roads and blowing snow. Here is the latest information on the approaching stormy period that forecasters say will last into next week.

The next storm is expected Friday night… gusty wind conditions expected with the snow creating near blizzard conditions at times in the higher elevations. Downed trees in the higher elevations are possible with this storm.

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Then, more snow is expected Saturday into Sunday…

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Followed by an additional storm…. Monday into Tuesday

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Forecasters say the winter storm pattern could continue beyond Tuesday. It is advised that travelers be prepared for winter driving conditions and possible delays.

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Above: Nearly all of Klamath County is under either a Winter Storm Warning or Winter Weather Advisory.

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 09 at 4:56PM PST until January 11 at 10:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT… Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph.

* WHERE… Klamath Basin, mainly north and west of the Klamath Falls. This includes Highway 66 at Keno, Highway 140 at Doak Mountain Summit and Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls, including Modoc Point and Chiloquin.

* WHEN… From 4 PM Friday to 10 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS… Travel could be difficult. Hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

* 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.

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

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


Winter Storm Warning issued January 09 at 4:56PM PST until January 11 at 10:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRIDAY TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT… Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE… South Central Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades, including Union Creek, Diamond Lake, Crater Lake, and Lake of the Woods.

* WHEN… From 4 PM Friday to 10 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS… Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. A combination of heavy snow and strong winds may cause near blizzard conditions at times.

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

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

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

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