South Oregon Road Conditions

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North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 10:02:00 AM Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday ... ... High Wind Warning in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday. * Winds: south to southwest 25 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH in the advisory area and 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH in the warning area. Strongest winds are expected near Summer Lake and in the mountains. * Timing: winds will increase through the day ... Reaching peak strength tonight into Sunday. * Locations in the warning area include: along Oregon highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake, along California highway 299 near cedar pass, and in the mountains in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Locations in the advisory area include: us highway 395 between Valley falls and Alkali Lake, portions of Oregon highway 31 in Lake county, portions of Oregon highway 140 east of Lakeview, and higher terrain in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Impacts: high winds will make travel difficult on area roadways. High profile vehicles will be most impacted. East to west oriented roads will experience the worst cross winds. Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake may be severely impacted. Residents in the area should secure loose items and use caution when venturing outdoors. * View the hazard area in detail at http://go. Usa. Gov/zyv5 precautionary/preparedness actions.. 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. &&

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
High Wind Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 10:02:00 AM Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday ... ... High Wind Warning in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect until 10 PM PST Sunday. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PST Sunday. * Winds: south to southwest 25 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH in the advisory area and 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH in the warning area. Strongest winds are expected near Summer Lake and in the mountains. * Timing: winds will increase through the day ... Reaching peak strength tonight into Sunday. * Locations in the warning area include: along Oregon highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake, along California highway 299 near cedar pass, and in the mountains in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Locations in the advisory area include: us highway 395 between Valley falls and Alkali Lake, portions of Oregon highway 31 in Lake county, portions of Oregon highway 140 east of Lakeview, and higher terrain in eastern Klamath, Lake and eastern Modoc counties. * Impacts: high winds will make travel difficult on area roadways. High profile vehicles will be most impacted. East to west oriented roads will experience the worst cross winds. Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake may be severely impacted. Residents in the area should secure loose items and use caution when venturing outdoors. * View the hazard area in detail at http://go. Usa. Gov/zyv5 precautionary/preparedness actions.. 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. &&

North Coast, Central Coast, Northwest Coast Range, West Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, Central Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, North Cascade Foothills, North Cascades, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills, Lane Co. Cascades, WA-South Cascades, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-South Coast, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co., WA-Vancouver Area, WA-South Cascade Foothills; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 08:21:00 AM Flood Watch remains in effect from 4 PM PST this afternoon through Monday afternoon for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon ... The Flood Watch continues for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon from 4 PM PST this afternoon through Monday afternoon. A classic atmospheric river type precipitation event is setting up over the Pacific northwest today ... Which will continue to impact the region into early Monday. A very long fetch of moisture with origins west to the south china sea is feeding into this system ... Bringing the potential for very large rainfall totals across the region. A deep and moist westerly flow will develop today and continue through Sunday. With the flow forecasted to remain perpendicular to the coast range and Cascades for an extended period of time ... Expect strong orographic enhancement to lead to the highest rainfall totals over the mountains. The coast range ... Foothills and Cascades are expected to see in the range of 6 to 12 inches of rain ... With locally higher amounts possible. Lower but still significant totals are expected for the lower terrain. Projected rainfall along the coast is forecasted to be around 4 to 8 inches. The interior lowlands should see 1 to 4 inches ... With the highest amounts closer to the Cascade foothills. Given the latest forecasted rainfall totals ... It appears that there is the strong potential for flooding over the weekend on numerous rivers and tributaries draining the coast range and Cascades. A few rivers may even reach major flood stage. The current river stage forecasts indicate that the faster responding rivers could reach flood stage as early as tonight. There are also likely to be impacts from urban and small stream flooding and flooding along low lying pasture land. In addition to the flooding concerns ... Excessive rainfall has the potential to create landslides ... Debris flows ... And excessive runoff in the vicinity of recent wildfire burn scars. Burn scars from two large fires this summer ... The 36 pit fire in the Clackamas river basin near Estacada and the deception complex near Oakridge ... Will be particularly vulnerable. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People ... Structures and roads located below steep slopes ... In canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. The next update for this watch will be issued by 10 PM Saturday night.

Road Conditions by Route

ORE140 MP 4.75

WARNER MT SUMMIT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 33 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 1 in.; Roadside Snow: 12 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:52 am

ORE140 MP 25 to 34.4

Estimated delay under 20 minutes; Construction Work
Lanes Affected: (Westbound) 1 Lane (Eastbound) 1 Lane
Comments: Traffic control with flaggers, and pilot cars, Monday through Thursday, during daylight hours.
Updated: 12/13/2014 2:02 pm

ORE140 MP 25.17 to 31.57

Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR140 MP 25.13 to MP 34.47 (Bly Mountain) Effective July 18, 2014, this section of OR140 will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width. Estimated date of completion is December 31, 2014.
Updated: 12/20/2014 10:00 am

ORE140 MP 30.93

BLY SUMMIT; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Overcast
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 37 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 4 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 07:01 am

ORE140 MP 66.73

QUARTZ MT SUMMIT; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Slush, Snow Pack Breaking Up
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 33 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 5 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:53 am

US97 MP 236.66 to 253.9

CHILOQUIN; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 36 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: Trace
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:55 am

US97 MP 253.9 to 280.16

KLAMATH FALLS; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Overcast
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 36 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 0 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 07:01 am

US395 MP 142.64

LAKEVIEW; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Rain
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 33 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 0 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/20/2014 09:53 am