High Winds Expected for Basin Areas


The period of strongest winds and gusts will occur overnight into Sunday, but winds will begin to increase this afternoon and evening. The highest winds are expected in the Shasta Valley, across much of the East Side, along the coast, and at higher elevations. Those traveling after the holiday should be prepared for strong crosswinds that may make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Also, winds could topple trees and produce other windborne debris. Take the proper precautions with outdoor property and yourself to prevent loss or injury!

A detailed picture where wind gusts will be the strongest with our next storm. (NWS Medford, Ore.)

High Wind Warning and Advisory:

  • Winds - South winds will increase to 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 70 mph late this afternoon into Sunday afternoon.
  • Timing - Winds will increase this afternoon into tonight withthe strongest winds late tonight into early Sunday morning.Winds will remain strong into early Sunday afternoon.
  • Warning Locations Include
    • Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake
    • Cedar Pass on Hwy 299
    • The Warner Mountains and higher elevations of Lake County.
  • Advisory Locations include
    • Highway 140 near Beatty
    • Highway 139 near Newell
    • Highway 97 near Modoc Point
    • Highway 31 between Valley Falls and Paisley
    • Highway 140 east of Adel
    • Highway 139 between Tionesta and Canby
  • Travel could become dangerous for high profile vehicles, tree fall may occur, and power outages are possible.
  • View the hazard area in detail athttps://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted, especially for high profile vehicles.

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Affected Areas:

  • Siskiyou County
  • Modoc County
  • Klamath County
  • Lake County
  • Jackson County
  • Modoc County
  • Siskiyou County

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