Winter Storm Warning for NorCal, Winter Weather Advisory for SoOre

Winter Storm Warning

Heavy snow and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected. Snow fall rates will increase again late this morning. Additional amounts of 6 to 10 inches, with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are expected.

Plan on difficult travel conditions. Damage to trees and power lines is likely. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow over the higher elevations. Roads will likely become snow covered, and visibility could drop to near zero at times.

A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is occurring, and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now.

South Central Siskiyou County and North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County. This includes much of the Mount Shasta region, Interstate 5 from just south of Weed to Dunsmuir, all of Highway 89, including Snowmans Summit, all of Highway 97, and the mountains southeast of Highway 97.

Western Siskiyou County, including Sawyers Bar Road west of Etna, the higher elevations surrounding Etna to the west, and Highway 3 south of Callahan near Scott Mountain Summit.

Now until 10 PM PST Sunday.

Winter Weather Advisory

Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 13 inches are expected.

Travel could be very difficult, especially near Crater Lake and Diamond Lake. Snowfall amounts are expected to be highest near Crater Lake and Diamond Lake. Tree branches could fall. Snow covered roads and significant reductions in visibility are expected.

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

South Central and Southern Oregon Cascades and Siskiyou Mountains, including Lake of the Woods, Howard Prairie Lake, Highway 140, Diamond lake Junction, and the Crater lake area, where snow amounts will be the highest.

From 10 AM Sunday to 4 AM PST Monday.

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