Significant snow expected today into Tuesday for Diamond Lake and Crater Lake areas. Snow also expected at the higher elevations of 140 West near Lake of The Woods.


We’ll see a front bring snow, focused on the high Cascades beginning early Monday morning with snow levels mainly around 4000 feet. (falling from 4500-5000 feet to 3500 feet during the event). The most impactful snow will occur Monday night over the Cascades and in northern Klamath County as ground temperatures cool.

A cold front will bring high winds east of the Cascades Monday morning through Monday evening, with the strongest winds during the afternoon and early evening. Winds will be strongest in the region between Summer Lake and Silver Lake with gusts up to 60 mph. This system will also deliver snow at elevations above 4000 feet Monday morning into Tuesday morning, focused on the Oregon Cascades and northern Klamath County. The majority of roadway accumulations will occur during Monday night into early Tuesday morning.


…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT TUESDAY…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT
TUESDAY…

* WHAT…For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy snow expected. Total
snow accumulations 1 to 2 feet around Crater Lake National Park
and 10 to 20 inches with local amounts up to 2 feet on highways
138 ans 230 near the Diamond Lake Junction. For the Winter
Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8
to 14 inches with local amounts up to 20 inches. Winds could
gust to 45 mph this evening.

* WHERE…In the warning area. Highway 62 east of Union Creek,
Highways 230 and 138, including Diamond Lake, Crater Lake
National Park. In the advisory area, highways 138 east of
Toketee Falls, highway 230 and highway 58 from Crescent Lake
north to Willamette Pass.

* WHEN…Until 11 AM PDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Travel will become very difficult. Plan for slippery,
snow covered roads and limited visibility during times of
heavier snowfall. Some blowing and drifting snow is also
possible.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…While roads may be slushy or wet at times
during lighter snowfall, snowfall rates will increase resulting
in snow covered roads. Periods of moderate to heavy snow will
continue tonight into Tuesday morning with visibility below one
quarter of a mile at times, especially with gusty winds this
evening.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* 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
imminent, and poses a threat to life and property. Take
protective action now.

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

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