• Strong front expected to move through the area Christmas Day (Friday 12/25).

  • Impactful winter weather conditions in northern California Christmas morning through Christmas night.

  • Winter storm watch above 4000 feet in Siskiyou County starting Christmas morning and continuing into Saturday morning.

  • Snow accumulation expected along I-5 near Mt. Shasta City and Siskiyou Summit.

  • Strong winds possible along the coast, Shasta Valley, higher terrain and east of the Cascades. Even the more sheltered valleys could see some gusty winds Christmas afternoon and evening.

A snow storm is expected to impact travel mainly in Northern California on Christmas day in the late afternoon and overnight.

Looks like some locations will have a white Christmas! Most of the snow will fall during Christmas evening. We’ll see roughly 8 to 12 inches over the higher California terrain with localized peaks seeing up to 2 feet of snow. Mt Shasta City will likely see snow Christmas evening into Christmas night with 4 – 6 inches in the forecast. The Cascades will see between eight to twelve inches of fresh snow with this winter weather event. If you are traveling through northern California over above 4000 feet on Christmas, then prepare for winter travel ! You can call 511 for Oregon road conditions and for California road conditions call 800-427-ROAD (7623)