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Weather Outlook: Thunderstorms Expected Thursday

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Thunderstorms Expected Thursday Afternoon Into The Evening

A weather disturbance is expected to develop thunderstorms in our area beginning as early as this evening. The majority of the activity is expected generally from 11am to Read more

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Weather Outlook: Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms This Afternoon. Cold Cloudy Pattern Continues

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Slight Thunderstorm Risk Today – Cold & Windy Pattern Expected To Continue

There is a risk of isolated thunderstorms today as increasingly unstable air moves over our area this afternoon. Clearing and sunshine ahead of the next approaching low pressure system will add to the afternoon instability according to the NWS.

It should be noted for anyone venturing into the mountains today, that snow levels have lowered and will be coming down further. Significant, wet snow will continue to fall on Mount Shasta today with the snow level currently near 7kft falling to around 5500 feet. The Mount Shasta Avalanche Center`s Old Ski Bowl station at 7600 feet has recorded 11 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, KMAX is reporting a temperature of 27 degrees Fahrenheit near the top of Mount Ashland, and the ski area webcams indicate some snow mixing in with rain at the base area. Additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected on Mount Ashland, 3 to 6 inches on Mount Shasta, and lesser north and east of Mount Ashland.

This cold and windy pattern is expected to continue through the weekend and into next week as a series of low pressure systems and fronts move through our local area.

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The above information is provided by Klamath Alerts and information obtained from the NWS Medford. 

 

Weather Outlook: Atmospheric River Event Expected This Weekend. Flooding Possible

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An Atmospheric River event with significant rain is expected this weekend

We have been talking about this developing storm in our breaking news app for a couple of days now. A strong rain storm (Atmospheric River) that has tapped moisture from the Hawaii area is expected to arrive in our area on Saturday. The rain is expected to continue into Monday with several inches expected along the coast and around 1/2 to an inch of rain expected in the Klamath Falls area. Areas of flooding are possible and rivers are expected to rise. The heaviest rain is expected Saturday into Monday. The weather service will be watching for potential land slides and other hazards as we get closer to the weekend.

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Above: A forecast model showing an AR event with moisture from Hawaii streaming into our area. 

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Above: A storm timeline as we head into the weekend. 

From the NWS Medford:

An active and wet spring weather pattern continues. One front will approach the forecast area this afternoon and move through on Friday, bringing with it moderate rain and windy conditions to portions of the forecast area.

A brief break in the steady precipitation is expected Friday night into Saturday morning. Then, an atmospheric river (AR) will take aim on the forecast area, and the source of the moisture is near Hawaii, so it will feature heavy rain and snow levels above 7000 feet. Snowmelt and increased runoff will result in significant rises to area rivers, streams, and creeks. Models have trended stronger with this AR, so small stream and urban flooding is likely, and main stem river flooding is possible.

 

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Weather Alert – Snow Storm

From The NWS in Medford, OR

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
406 PM PST Sat Feb 24 2018

…Strong Winter Storm Expected above 2000 feet Sunday through
Sunday Night…

Another winter storm will move into southwestern Oregon and
northern California Sunday. Snow levels will begin near 1000 feet
with some areas of light precipitation over northern portions of
the forecast area Sunday morning. However, snow levels will then
rise during the day on Sunday to between 2500 and 3500 feet as
precipitation increases and moves southeastward. Sunday evening
and night potential impacts from snow and blowing snow are likely
to increase as colder air arrives and snow levels lower to near
1000 feet.

ORZ029-251500-
/O.EXP.KMFR.WW.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-180225T0000Z/
/O.UPG.KMFR.WS.A.0005.180225T1800Z-180226T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WW.Y.0012.180226T0000Z-180226T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WS.W.0008.180226T0000Z-180226T1200Z/
Klamath Basin-
Including the cities of Altamont and Klamath Falls
406 PM PST Sat Feb 24 2018

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST
MONDAY…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST
MONDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow is expected north and west of Klamath Falls
with moderate snow elsewhere, to include Klamath Falls. Total
snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected in the warning
area. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected in
the advisory area.

* WHERE…Klamath Basin. Klamath Falls and areas south and east
are in the advisory area. Keno, Modoc Point, and Chiloquin are
in the winter storm warning area.

* WHEN…From 4 PM Sunday to 4 AM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be
prepared for significant reductions in visibility.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* Travel is strongly discouraged for those who are inadequately
prepared, especially in the warning area.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is
likely and is expected to pose a threat to life and property.
Take protective action now.

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
406 PM PST Sat Feb 24 2018

…Strong Winter Storm Expected above 2000 feet Sunday through
Sunday Night…

.Another winter storm will move into southwestern Oregon and
northern California Sunday. Snow levels will begin near 1000 feet
with some areas of light precipitation over northern portions of
the forecast area Sunday morning. However, snow levels will then
rise during the day on Sunday to between 2500 and 3500 feet as
precipitation increases and moves southeastward. Sunday evening
and night potential impacts from snow and blowing snow are likely
to increase as colder air arrives and snow levels lower to near
1000 feet.

ORZ029-251500-
/O.EXP.KMFR.WW.Y.0011.000000T0000Z-180225T0000Z/
/O.UPG.KMFR.WS.A.0005.180225T1800Z-180226T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WW.Y.0012.180226T0000Z-180226T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.WS.W.0008.180226T0000Z-180226T1200Z/
Klamath Basin-
Including the cities of Altamont and Klamath Falls
406 PM PST Sat Feb 24 2018

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST
MONDAY…
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST
MONDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow is expected north and west of Klamath Falls
with moderate snow elsewhere, to include Klamath Falls. Total
snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches are expected in the warning
area. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected in
the advisory area.

* WHERE…Klamath Basin. Klamath Falls and areas south and east
are in the advisory area. Keno, Modoc Point, and Chiloquin are
in the winter storm warning area.

* WHEN…From 4 PM Sunday to 4 AM PST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on difficult travel conditions. Be
prepared for significant reductions in visibility.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

* Travel is strongly discouraged for those who are inadequately
prepared, especially in the warning area.

* If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets,
food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you.

* A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is
likely and is expected to pose a threat to life and property.
Take protective action now.