More Snow for Cascades

More Snow for Cascades

A disturbance will bring more snow to the Mt Shasta, Trinity Alps, Siskiyous and Cascade regions

Snow will occur above 4500 feet with the most significant accumulations above 5000 feet. We have issued a winter storm watch because of the potential for significant snow accumulation above 5000 feet in the regions mentioned already.

If you are planning to travel above 4500 feet Tuesday night or Wednesday, be prepared to encounter snow during your travels. 

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Heavy Mountain Snow in Cascades & Siskiyous Expected

Heavy Mountain Snow in Cascades & Siskiyous Expected

Winter Storm Watch upgraded to Winter Storm Warning
A storm with a significant amount of moisture will bring moderate to heavy mountain snow to the Cascades, mountains in Western Siskiyou County, and possibly portions of the East Side Saturday night into at least Monday morning.

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More Rain and Snow on the Way, Winter Storm Watch Issued, Small Stream Flooding Possible

More Rain and Snow on the Way, Winter Storm Watch Issued, Small Stream Flooding Possible

Moist tropical air will pour into the Pacific Northwest this weekend and the start of next week. Most of the rain and snow accumulation will occur Sunday into Monday when the atmospheric river is aided by a strong front draped over the region. Overall, look for a rainy end of February if you’re staying in the westside valleys.

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Southwest Oregon Including Southern Cascades [uPDATED]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Southwest Oregon Including Southern Cascades [uPDATED]

The cold wet weather isn’t over!
Another system will move in from the north, bringing colder air and more precipitation. Snow is expected at lower elevations with the greatest amounts (and confidence) above 2000 feet. If you have travel plans Tuesday night and Wednesday, be prepared for wintry travel and stay tuned to the forecast for updates. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 pm Tuesday through 10 pm Wednesday.

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Snow Levels Fall Today, More Snow Expected Into Friday Morning

Snow Levels Fall Today, More Snow Expected Into Friday Morning

Snow levels are lowering again, expect more travel difficulties for the major passes. Overall snow amounts are expected to be less than what occurred Tuesday night. Showers will continue through the weekend, and snow levels will be low enough to affect all area passes, and possibly even west side valley floors.

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Snow Blankets Region, 24-Hour Snow Totals

Snow Blankets Region, 24-Hour Snow Totals

Tuesday’s storm brought wet heavy snow to much of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Measurable snow was seen as far south as Cottonwood, California, 11 miles south of Redding.

For much of the Tuesday night into mid-day Wednesday, Interstate 5 was closed to semi trucks at the Oregon-California boarder to just north of Redding. Vehicles were allowed through if they met certain winter weather criteria (such as caring or using chains).

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Photo Story: Snow Day

Photo Story: Snow Day

From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning Klamath Falls officially received 7.5” of heavy wet snow. Unofficially many locations in town received higher snow totals. Levels were great enough that all schools, with the exception of Butte Valley and Tulelake, and many small businesses called in a ‘Snow Day’.

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Cold, Wet System to Bring Heavy Snow to the Mountains Tuesday and Wednesday

Cold, Wet System to Bring Heavy Snow to the Mountains Tuesday and Wednesday

A cold and wet frontal system will bring heavy snow and areas of blowing snow to the Cascades, Siskiyous, and Mount Shasta area later Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon. Light to moderate snow and blowing snow are also expected Tuesday night into Wednesday over much of the east side and Shasta Valley.

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Forecast for Weekend Winter Storm 'Maya' Updated

Forecast for Weekend Winter Storm 'Maya' Updated

The National Weather Service is reporting, moderate to heavy snow is expected for our areas of Klamath, Lake, Modoc and Siskiyou Counties. Most of the entire Pacific Northwest will feel the effects of this winter storm. Within our region, locations above 4,500 feet are expected to receive heavier snow totals. Mountain passes could see up to 12 inches of snow. Higher elevations may see up to 24 inches.

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Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Over the weekend it is forecasted that Crater Lake National Park can receive up to 18 inches of new snow during the upcoming storm. The extended forecast from the National Weather Service Office in Medford, Ore. also shows that today may be the last day for sunshine for some time. With that info, I took advantage of an opportunity to get out of the newsroom and use my snowshoes.

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Winter Storm to Bring up to 18 Inches of Snow This Weekend

Winter Storm to Bring up to 18 Inches of Snow This Weekend

Winter Storm Warning for areas over 6,000 feet, Winter Storm Advisory for areas under 6,000 feet are both effect from midnight Friday night to 4:00 AM Sunday. For much of Southern Oregon and Northern California.Including Areas of Klamath, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou, Jackson, Josephine, and Curry Counties.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties

Winter Weather Advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties

The National Weather Service of Medford, Oregon has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the areas of the Klamath Basin and Lake County from Sunday morning until Monday night.

Travel will be difficult with snow covered and slippery roadways. The hazardous travel could effect both the morning and evening commute. Gusty winds are expected and could cause hazards with blowing and drifting snow.

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Change in the Weather Coming in Two Storms

Change in the Weather Coming in Two Storms

The prolonged period of almost spring like weather is going to come to end today. On the really bright side we are also going to be saying good bye to the fog in the mornings west of the Cascades. And if all of that is going away at this time of the year.....you KNOW what is coming next! We will see a return to stormy weather with rain and snow coming in.

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UPDATE: Air Stagnation Extended Through the Tuesday

UPDATE: Air Stagnation Extended Through the Tuesday

UPDATE - 9:46 AM, 1/28/19

Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect until 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 29, 2019.Poor mixing and light winds will keep stagnant conditions in place through Tuesday morning. Pollutants may be trapped near the ground level and this may result in reduced air quality at times.

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Air Stagnation & Freezing Fog Advisory Issued for the Weekend [UPDATED]

Air Stagnation & Freezing Fog Advisory Issued for the Weekend [UPDATED]

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory which is in effect from 4 AM Friday to noon PST Monday for much of Southern Oregon. Plus a Freezing Fog Advisory for the Klamath Basin through 8 AM Friday.

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Winter Storm Warning for NorCal, Winter Weather Advisory for SoOre

Winter Storm Warning for NorCal, Winter Weather Advisory for SoOre

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.

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Wind Advisory, Widespread strong winds expected Saturday

Wind Advisory, Widespread strong winds expected Saturday

Strong low pressure will move into the coast on Saturday and this will produce very strong winds over much of the east side and northern California. The strongest winds will be in the mountains and Shasta Valley, but east side valley locations will also see strong, gusty winds Saturday afternoon and evening.

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Air Stagnation Advisory Issued Through January 3rd

Air Stagnation Advisory Issued Through January 3rd

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued an Air Stagnation Advisory which is in effect from 1 AM Tuesday to 10 PM PST Thursday. Air quality is expected to gradually deteriorate due to limited vertical mixing Tuesday through Friday morning as airborne particulates accumulate.

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