The NWS Medford has issued revised snowfall estimates. Currently about 1-2 inches of snow are expected in the Klamath Falls area from tonight into Saturday evening. Ground temperatures are warm, so any accumulation we might see should be slushy and melt quickly.

Klamath Falls Weather

From the NWS Medford:


After a long stretch of dry and warm weather, we’ll be reminded later tonight through the weekend that winter isn’t over yet! A cold front will make it’s way through the area overnight, bringing a cold air mass with it. Snow levels will quickly drop with this front, lowering down to 2000 ft overnight. The greatest snow amounts are expected above 5000 ft where 3 to 5 inches are possible through Saturday morning. Between 2500 ft and 5000 ft 1 to 3 inches are expected with up to an inch possible between 2000 ft and 2500 ft. It’s possible for snow levels to dip down to 1500 ft at times during heavy precipitation, so the west side valleys may see periods of snow. However, no accumulation is expected due to recent warm temperatures keeping surfaces above freezing. The greatest accumulations are expected between midnight and 8 am Saturday. Be prepared for wet and wintry travel if venturing out tonight through Saturday morning. Be sure to check road conditions!

Klamath Falls Weather

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
10 AM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. 3 to 6 inches expected.

* WHERE…South Central Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains
and Southern Oregon Cascades.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to 10 AM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Slushy road conditions are generally expected to
develop during the time of snowfall due to recent warm weather
resulting in above freezing road surface temperatures.
However, snow is likely to accumulate on roadways during
periods of heavier snowfall. Also, use extra caution on
bridges and overpasses, which can cool faster, resulting in
slicker conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The heaviest snowfall is expected between 2
AM and 8 AM PST when snowfall rates could be 1 inch per hour.

* 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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