Low elevation snow to affect all mountain passes above 2000 feet Tuesday and Wednesday
Snow is expected to impact all mountain passes and potentially some West Side valleys late Tuesday into Wednesday.
If you plan on traveling during this time, be sure to carry an emergency travel kit with you. This travel kit should include: blankets, food, water, fully charged cell phone, chains, and any necessary medications. Be sure to check the latest road conditions before venturing out and stay up to date with the most recent forecasts.
Winter Storm Watch
A winter storm is forecast to bring snow all the way to the valley floors. Meanwhile this system could bring warning level amounts to many of the mountain passes above 2000 feet before snow showers bring snow to the valley floors. This could impact Holiday travel.
WINTER STORM WATCH ABOVE 2000 FEET IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAYAFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow accumulations that may create dangerous travel.
- WHAT...Heavy snow above 2000 feet possible. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches are possible.
- WHERE...Portions of the Cascades including highway 140 near Keno and US Highway 97 betweeen Modoc Point and Crescent.
- WHEN...Heaviest snow will fall Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.
- ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Slippery snow covered roads and reduced visibilities will be possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions.
Stock emergency kit with tire chains, flashlight, batteries, blankets, food, water, and medications.
The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm.
Affected Area(s): Klamath Basin; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County
Issued:Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:58 PM PST
Effective:Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:00 PM PST
Expires:Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:00 AM PST