Heavy Mountain Snow Expected - Up to 5 Inches in Klamath Falls and 18 Inches at Crater Lake.
The active winter pattern is set to continue again this morning through tonight as the next system approaches the Pacific Northwest.
This means heavy snow with significant accumulations are likely over the Cascades, especially from around highway 140 north. Moderate to heavy snow is also expected over the Siskiyous, including Siskiyou Summit and highway 97 north of Chiloquin, but storm totals will be less than in the Cascades. Snow is expected to be heaviest from late this morning through this evening, then gradually tapering off tonight.
Snow in the lower elevations is possible west of the Cascades this evening into Monday morning. It’s becoming more likely snow will accumulate over the higher passes between Grants Pass and Canyonville Sunday evening. Snow could accumulate down to the valley floors late tonight into Monday morning as colder air moves in, but amounts should be less than an inch below 2,000 foot elevations because most of the moisture will have moved out of the area by then.
Gusty winds are also likely along and east of the Cascades, therefore expect reduced visibility with brief whiteout conditions possible this afternoon. Snow levels this morning will increase to around 2500 to 3500 feet this afternoon, lowering between 1500-2000 this evening, then down near the valley floor late tonight. Be prepared for periods of reduced visibility and slippery and snow covered roads.
Be prepared for wintry travel conditions and be sure to check road conditions before venturing out.
WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST MONDAY
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST MONDAY
Strong Winter Storm Expected above 2000 feet today through tonight
Another winter storm will move into southwestern Oregon and northern California today. Snow levels will rise later today to between 2500 and 3500 feet as precipitation increases and moves southeast. Tonight`s impacts from snow and blowing snow are likely to increase as colder air arrives and snow levels lower to near 1000 feet.
- 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. Keno, Modoc Point, and Chiloquin are in the winter storm warning area. Klamath Falls and areas south and east are in the advisory area.
- WHEN...From 4 PM this afternoon 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
Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. The safest place during a winter storm is indoors.
A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.
Affected Area(s): Klamath Basin
Issued: Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:56 AM PST
Effective: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:00 PM PST
Expires: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:00 AM PST
Information provided by the National Weather Service, Medford, Ore.