A strong wind storm is expected Monday in our region 

A strong wind storm is possible late Sunday night into Monday as a low pressure system approaches the local region. The latest data shows the highest impacts will be to the Oregon Coast where dangerous surf conditions will exist. Additionally, the higher terrain in eastern Klamath County and Lake County could see occasional damaging winds. Isolated power outages will be possible in some areas Monday.

Wind gusts up to 45mph are expected locally in the Klamath Falls area Monday. Mountain snow is also possible with less than an inch of wet snow and rain mixed expected in Klamath Falls with this storm.


Above: Several winter weather and wind advisories have been issued:

Winter Weather Advisory issued January 03 at 4:27AM PST until January 03 at 1:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON ABOVE 5000 FEET…

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM MONDAY TO 1 AM PST TUESDAY ABOVE 4000 FEET…

* WHAT… For the first Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected above 5000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph in areas of exposed higher terrain. For the second Winter Weather Advisory, moderate snow expected above 4000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE… Both advisories are for the southern Oregon Cascades from Crater Lake to areas of Willamette Pass Ski Resort, including Diamond Lake. The advisories also include portions of Highway 62, 138, and 230.

* WHEN… The first Winter Weather Advisory is until 1 PM PST this afternoon. The second Winter Weather Advisory is from 7 AM Monday to 1 AM PST Tuesday.

* IMPACTS… Travel could become very difficult. Strong winds will cause reduced visibilities and tree damage.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… These advisories highlight the periods of heaviest snowfall. Thus, expect light snow between the two advisories.

* 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.

Wind Advisory issued January 03 at 4:01AM PST until January 04 at 7:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM PST MONDAY…

* WHAT… South to southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE… Areas in and around Klamath Falls, and Highway 139 from Klamath Falls through Tulelake.

* WHEN… From 7 AM to 7 PM PST Monday.

* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Driving will become difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

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

High Wind Warning issued January 03 at 4:01AM PST until January 04 at 7:00PM PST by NWS Medford

…HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST MONDAY…

…WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM PST MONDAY…

* WHAT… In the Warning area… South to southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph. In the Advisory area… South to southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.

* WHERE… The High Wind Warning is for the higher terrain of Lake and Eastern Klamath Counties. This includes the Winter Rim and Highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake and portions of Highway 395 from Valley Falls to Alkali Lake. The Wind Advisory includes a much larger area including Highway 140 from Beatty to Adel and portions of Highway 31 outside of the Warning.

* WHEN… For the High Wind Warning, until 7 PM PST Monday. For the Wind Advisory, from 7 AM to 7 PM PST Monday.

* IMPACTS… Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…

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

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

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Note: The strength of the wind storm will depend on where the strong low pressure system develops. The above map shows where current forecast data puts the low. A variation in the location could cause winds to be stronger or less powerful.