High Wind Warning through 10:00 PM Tuesday, Dec 18th

High Wind Warning through 10:00 PM Tuesday, Dec 18th

Another frontal system will bring moderate to strong winds to the coast this evening, the Shasta Valley tonight and some areas east of the Cascades late Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service in Medford has replaced the High Wind Watch with a High Wind Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday. A Wind Advisory has also been issued.

This Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM PST Tuesday.

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Heavy Snow in Cascades, Wind Advisory Parts of Klamath and Lake Co.

Heavy Snow in Cascades, Wind Advisory Parts of Klamath and Lake Co.

Another frontal system will move in from the northwest tonight through Saturday as the active wintry weather pattern continues.

Moderate to heavy snowfall is expected in the Oregon Cascades, with lighter amounts possible down to between 1,000 and 2,000 foot elevations. Snow levels are expected to range between 1,000 and 2,000 feet during this weather system with the bulk of the 1+ inch accumulations above 2000 feet.

The majority of the snowfall will occur during the day on Saturday. Roadways from Highway 140 near Lake of the Woods northward will see the greatest accumulations, but other roadways south of there, including portions of I-5, could see some light snowfall, as well.

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. 

Monitor the forecast closely for updates. It’s a good idea to have alternate travel plans if you want to avoid driving in wintry conditions.

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High Winds Expected for Basin Areas

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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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High Wind Warning: For Parts of Klamath, Modoc & Lake Counties

High Wind Warning: For Parts of Klamath, Modoc & Lake Counties

A strong frontal system will bring a period of moderate to strong and gusty winds to portions of the Shasta Valley, Rogue Valley,and portions of Klamath, Lake, and Modoc Counties Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning and a Wind Advisory, which are in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 PM PST Thursday.

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Wind Advisory Remains in Effect Until 11PM this Evening

Wind Advisory Remains in Effect Until 11PM this Evening
  • Winds...South to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
  • Timing...Winds increase Thursday morning, peak Thursday afternoon and evening, then subside Thursday night. 
  • Locations include...Tulelake, Altamont, Klamath Falls and Bonanza.
  • Impacts...Travel will be difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials will be blown about.
  • View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD
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High Wind Advisory Thursday Until 11:00 PM

High Wind Advisory Thursday Until 11:00 PM

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM PDT THURSDAY

  • Winds...South to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

  • Timing...Winds increase Thursday morning, peak Thursday afternoon and evening, then subside Thursday night.
  • Locations include...Tulelake, Altamont, Klamath Falls and Bonanza.
  • Impacts...Travel will be difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials will be blown about.
  • View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

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