The next wet and windy storm system is moving in this evening. Rainfall up to an inch has already been reported along the coasts and near a quarter of an inch in the valleys. The mountains and some areas near the Basin will see snow through tonight and tomorrow. Mount Ashland has reported its 7 day snowfall total is 5 inces. Snow levels will remain around 3,500′ Friday night but will rise to 5,000′ by Saturday morning and will continue to climb through Sunday. I-5 at Siskiyou Summit will see light to moderate snowfall as 2″ to 4″ could be expected to accumulate through Saturday morning. Wind will also be a factor with this system. Stronger winds will be felt along the south coast Friday evening and then in the higher terrain through Saturday. 60 mph gusts along hwy 101 will create travel impacts because of blowing debris and damage to trees and power lines.
There is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect until 10 am Saturday due to the low temperatures, snow, and high winds. There is also a HIGH WIND WARNING along the coast until 1 am Saturday morning. A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for Siskiyou County above 4000′ until 10 am Saturday.
The east side will get anywhere from 3″ to 6″ in the valley and 6″ to 12″ in the higher elevations. Heaviest snow will fall tonight into tomorrow. The Cascades will see 6″ to 12″ along Hwy. 140. Areas north of Hwy. 140 will see snowfall up to 18″. The Siskiyous will see 6″ to 10″ above 4000′.
Thanks for logging on and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Megan Parry