A fast moving rain storm is expected to impact the local region Wednesday. Rain is likely for Klamath Falls mainly afternoon Wednesday. The storm is actually a weak atmospheric river according to the NWS Medford and will bring beneficial rain to the area. The rain will be short lived as the storm quickly moves out of the area later and dryer conditions return by Thursday. A warming trend is expected after our short rain storm.
The NWS Medford has issued a Hydrologic Outlook:
National Weather Service Medford, OR
134 PM PDT Tue Apr 21 2020
…Hydrologic Outlook for quick rises on rivers and streams
in the following counties in California…Siskiyou and in Oregon…Klamath…
.Rapid rises are expected on the Klamath River below Link River Dam, Keno Dam,
and Iron Gate Dam starting early Wednesday morning. The Bureau of Reclamation`s
Klamath Basin Area Office in coordination with PacifiCorp will be conducting
`Flushing Flow` operations from Link River Dam beginning Wednesday 22 April, 2020
and concluding around May 2 after a ramp-down. Corresponding downstream releases
from Keno Dam and Iron Gate Dam will occur at the appropriate intervals as managed
by PacifiCorp. No flooding is expected. However, those working or recreating along
the Klamath River should take care during the higher flows. Maximum flow should
be reached by Wednesday afternoon and will begin to ramp down on Thursday and
continue to fall until approximately May 2.
A hydrologic outlook is issued when there is the potential for significant rises
along rivers and streams.