Cold, Wet System to Bring Heavy Snow to the Mountains Tuesday and Wednesday

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A cold and wet frontal system will bring heavy snow and areas of blowing snow to the Cascades, Siskiyous, and Mount Shasta area later Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon. Light to moderate snow and blowing snow are also expected Tuesday night into Wednesday over much of the east side and Shasta Valley.

Snow will change to rain in many areas by late Wednesday afternoon as snow levels rise.

Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches and cause power outages.

Winter Weather Advisory

Snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches in the mountains and northern Klamath County along the highway 97 corridor. 1 to 6 inches elsewhere.

Winds gusting as high as 55 mph with create areas of blowing and drifting snow with occasional whiteout conditions.

LOCATION
All of Klamath, Lake, Modoc and Central Siskiyou counties. This includes the cities of Klamath Falls, Lakeview, Alturas, Weed and Yreka as well as all area highways.

WHEN
4:00 PM Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2019

ACTIONS
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 or http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov for latest road conditions.

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

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