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North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.

 

 

Weather Alert
High Wind Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 08:59:00 AM High Wind Watch remains in effect from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night ... * Winds Southwest winds 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. * Timing Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. * Locations include Highway 31 between Paisley and summer Lake ... Highway 299 near cedar pass ... Highway 140 east of Lakeview and the higher terrain of the Fremont winema forest near and west of Summer Lake as well as the warner mountains. * Impacts Potentially hazardous driving conditions are expected ... Especially for lightweight and high-profile vehicles. Increased risk for downed trees and Power lines. Disruption of outdoor activities. Unsecured objects may be lost or damaged. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard 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.

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Northwest Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, North Cascade Foothills, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co., WA-Vancouver Area, WA-South Cascade Foothills

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 09:00:00 AM Significant winter weather expected over much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon Thursday and Thursday night ... . An unusually strong winter storm will bring mixed precipitation across much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon that will have significant impacts spreading north over the area Thursday ... Continuing in the northern areas into Thursday night. This is the strongest storm of this type in quite a while. ... Winter Storm Watch now in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro areas ... The interstate 5 corridor and lower Columbia region of southwest Washington and extreme northwest Oregon ... The north Oregon coast range ... The north Oregon Cascade foothills ... And the south Washington Cascade foothills ... The Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * Timing Snow will begin mid to late morning on Thursday ... Continue through much of the day Thursday in the inland areas but start to change to freezing rain in the coastal mountains in the afternoon. Freezing rain will then continue inland until midnight ... Especially near the Gorge. * Snow accumulations Generally 2 to 4 inches ... But locally 3 to 6 inches such as far eastern Clark county and on the foothills of the Cascades. * Ice accumulations A tenth to as much as a quarter inch of ice is possible later Thursday and Thursday night. * Wind Strong east winds locally gusting 40 to 50 MPH across the eastern Portland and Vancouver metro area will lead to areas of blowing snow ... As well as cold wind chills. * Impacts Travel will be difficult ... Especially from late morning through Thursday evening. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow ... Sleet ... Or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.

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North Coast, WA-South Coast

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 09:00:00 AM Significant winter weather expected over much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon Thursday and Thursday night ... . An unusually strong winter storm will bring mixed precipitation across much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon that will have significant impacts spreading north over the area Thursday ... Continuing in the northern areas into Thursday night. This is the strongest storm of this type in quite a while. ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening for the south Washington and north Oregon coasts ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter Storm Watch ... Which is in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * Timing A mixture of snow ... Sleet and freezing rain is expected to begin after sunrise Thursday and continue into the early evening Thursday. The precipitation may change to all rain by 4 PM in the south but near and north of Astoria may take until mid evening Thursday. * Snow accumulations Snow and sleet accumulations are expected to be relatively light ... With the best chance of an inch in the northern sections. * Ice accumulations Up to a quarter inch of ice is possible. * Impacts Travel will be difficult as roads become icy. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow ... Sleet ... Or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.

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Central Willamette Valley

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 09:00:00 AM Significant winter weather expected over much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon Thursday and Thursday night ... . An unusually strong winter storm will bring mixed precipitation across much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon that will have significant impacts spreading north over the area Thursday ... Continuing in the northern areas into Thursday night. This is the strongest storm of this type in quite a while. ... Winter Storm Watch now in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon for the central Willamette Valley ... The Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from Thursday morning through Thursday afternoon. * Timing Beginning around sunrise Thursday and continuing through most of Thursday afternoon. * Snow accumulations Up to 1 or 2 inches Thursday morning ... With the greatest accumulations north of Salem. * Ice accumulations Up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation is possible later Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon. * Impacts Travel will be difficult on Thursday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow ... Sleet ... Or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.

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West Coast Range, South Willamette Valley, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 09:00:00 AM Significant winter weather expected over much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon Thursday and Thursday night ... . An unusually strong winter storm will bring mixed precipitation across much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon that will have significant impacts spreading north over the area Thursday ... Continuing in the northern areas into Thursday night. This is the strongest storm of this type in quite a while. ... Winter Storm Watch now in effect from late tonight through Thursday afternoon for the south Willamette Valley ... The central Oregon coast range ... And the south Oregon Cascade foothills ... The Winter Storm Watch is now in effect from late tonight through Thursday afternoon. * Timing Beginning before sunrise Thursday morning and continuing through much of Thursday. * Snow accumulations ... 1 or 2 inches of snow is possible Thursday morning in the foothills and coast range ... Light accumulations of less than an inch in the south Willamette Valley. * Ice accumulations One to two tenths of inch of ice is possible Thursday morning ... Perhaps lasting into the early afternoon. * Impacts Travel will be difficult as some brief snow accumulations change to sleet and then freezing rain and roads become snow and ice covered and slick. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow ... Sleet ... Or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.

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Klamath Basin, North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 03:55:00 AM Freezing rain and sleet possible this evening into Thursday ... . Some of the coldest air of the season will still be in place as a warm front passes over the region this evening into Thursday morning. The front is expected to produce light to moderate precipitation and a narrow belt of warmer temperatures above the still freezing surface. Periods of freezing rain and sleet are possible as snow transitions to rain over southwestern Oregon and northern California. ... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from late tonight through Thursday afternoon ... * Ice accumulations A trace to 0.05 inches. * Timing The chance for freezing rain and sleet begins tonight and persists through Thursday afternoon. Ice should only occur for an hour or two during that time ... But may last longer in some locations. * Locations include Klamath Falls ... Tulelake ... Fort rock ... Chiloquin ... Chemult ... Silver Lake ... Including highway 97 between macdoel and Crescent ... Highway 31 north of Summer Lake ... And highways 31 and 395 near Lake abert. * Impacts Even a small amount of freezing rain and sleet can produce extremely dangerous conditions on roads and walking surfaces. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... * Stock emergency kit with tire chains Flashlight ... Batteries ... Blankets ... Food ... Water ... And medications. * Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm a Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for sleet or ice accumulations that may create dangerous travel.

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South Central Cascades, Siskiyous & South Cascades

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 03:55:00 AM Freezing rain and sleet possible this evening into Thursday ... . Some of the coldest air of the season will still be in place as a warm front passes over the region this evening into Thursday morning. The front is expected to produce light to moderate precipitation and a narrow belt of warmer temperatures above the still freezing surface. Periods of freezing rain and sleet are possible as snow transitions to rain over southwestern Oregon and northern California. ... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from this evening through Thursday afternoon ... * Ice accumulations A trace to 0.05 inches. * Timing The chance for freezing rain and sleet begins this evening and persists into Thursday afternoon. Ice should only occur for an hour or two during that time ... But may last longer in some locations. * Locations include Interstate 5 between Ashland and Yreka ... Highway 99 between Ashland and Keno ... Highway 140 over the Cascades ... Highway 62 through Prospect and Union creek ... Highway 138 between Toketee Falls and Diamond Lake ... And highway 97 northeast of weed. * Impacts Even a small amount of freezing rain and sleet can produce extremely dangerous conditions on roads and walking surfaces. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... * Stock emergency kit with tire chains Flashlight ... Batteries ... Blankets ... Food ... Water ... And medications. * Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm a Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for sleet or ice accumulations that may create dangerous travel.

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Central Douglas County, East Curry Co. & Josephine Co., Douglas Co. East Foothills, Jackson Co.

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/7/2016 03:55:00 AM Freezing rain and sleet possible this evening into Thursday ... . Some of the coldest air of the season will still be in place as a warm front passes over the region this evening into Thursday morning. The front is expected to produce light to moderate precipitation and a narrow belt of warmer temperatures above the still freezing surface. Periods of freezing rain and sleet are possible as snow transitions to rain over southwestern Oregon and northern California. ... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from this evening through Thursday morning ... * Ice accumulations A trace to 0.05 inches. * Timing The chance for freezing rain and sleet begins this evening and persists through early Thursday morning. Ice should only occur for an hour or two during that time ... But may last longer in some locations. * Locations include Yreka ... Happy camp ... Tiller ... Cave Junction ... Scott Valley ... And area highways including highway 97 between happy camp and Yreka ... Highway 199 in the Illinois Valley ... Interstate 5 north of grenada ... And highway 138 east of Glide. * Impacts Even a small amount of freezing rain and sleet can produce extremely dangerous conditions on roads and walking surfaces. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... * Stock emergency kit with tire chains Flashlight ... Batteries ... Blankets ... Food ... Water ... And medications. * Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm a Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for sleet or ice accumulations that may create dangerous travel.

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