Mountain Passes Trouble For Holiday Travelers

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Another storm is approaching Southern Oregon and Northern California.  Rain in the valleys and snow in the mountains will be significant.  Winter storm warnings for the Cascades and Siskiyous…and winter weather advisories are in effect for Klamath and Lake Counties in Oregon and for the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California.  Snow levels will be close to the valley floor in Josephine County in the morning, but will rise quickly to over 2,000 feet by midday.  In Jackson County, snow levels will remain above 2,000 feet and rise to 3,000 feet by late in the day.  Snows will be heavy, wet, slushy and even snow packed over Lake of the Woods and Siskiyou Summit throughout the day on Christmas Day and again on Wednesday.  Travelers are urged to stay aware of the latest weather conditions, carry chains and winter survival kits.

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  1. Steve & Sue Eakin says:

    Address 4545 Hugo Road, Grants Pass (10 miles NNW), elevation 1194′ New snow 1″ on top of existing 6″ snow and ice. Snow this month 20.6″. Total rain this month 14.79″. Total rain this rain year (starting sept 1) 27.69″ in 54 days of rain/snow. Even though at 1200′, when you predict snow at 2000-2500 we get it. Snow till 12:00 noon, now light rain.

    We are at Long. 123.42660 and Lat. 42.565290

    Snow has been quite wet (about 30%) usual here about 10%. Average rain year 36″ to 38″.

    Very slick on gravel road, slipping with 4 wheel drive, in LOW, and chains.

    We sent weather reports to Scott Lewis, and can to you if you would like them.

    Also on CoCoRaHS as OR-JS-03.

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