A wind advisory has been issued for Northern & Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County. Expect gusts to exceed 50mph with even higher gusts in the ridges; this will make driving difficult for larger vehicles. Gusts in the higher elevations of the Valleys will reach about 30mph.
Widespread rain and snow is currently falling across th region. This is primarily a mountain storm, specifically the Cascades. Snow levels are dropping quickly now that the front has passed. By late this evening they will drop to the Valley floor.
The Valleys will see their best chance for snow in the early morning hours Saturday. At that time, there will not be much moisture left and showers will be light, so only 1-3″ is possible but some areas may not even see snow. All precipitation will fall as rain this afternoon and into the evening. Moderate to heavy rain will fall along the Coast and some places could receive as much as 3″ of rain. Sneaker waves will allow for wave heights to reach 20-25′.
Precipitation will fall as snow for the duration of the storm in the Cascades. Moderate to heavy snow will allow for blowing and drifting snow with limited visibilities at times. Travel will be hazardous in the Crater Lake, Diamond Lake, & Lake of the Woods areas. Light snow will fall East of the Cascades with accumulations of about 2-4″ after snow levels have dropped following the fronts passing. The heaviest snow will fall through about midnight, with snowfall rates of 2-3″ per hour possible at times. Snow showers will continue through tomorrow and taper off into the afternoon and early evening hours.
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