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Wind Advisory

Areas Affected: Central and Eastern Lake County; Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM PST SATURDAY... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 7 AM PST Saturday.

* Winds...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* Timing...Winds peak early Saturday morning and diminish later Saturday morning.

* Locations include...Highway 31 near Summer Lake and high terrain of Lake County.

* Impacts...Gusty winds will make travel difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

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.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Central Douglas County; Eastern Douglas County Foothills; Jackson County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with up to one foot above 3000 feet. Daytime warming and melting will limit road impacts during the daytime today and Saturday in lower elevations.

* WHERE...Generally elevations above 1500 feet in Central Douglas County and Eastern Douglas County Foothills to include Camas Mountain on Highway 42 and Canyon Mountain Pass on Interstate 5. Also elevations above 1800 feet in Jackson County to include Jacksonville Hill on Highway 238, Prospect, Toketee Falls, Glendale, and higher elevations surrounding the Rogue Valley. Snowfall is expected to occasionally affect valley floors in heavier showers.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination. * Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. * See https://www.tripcheck.com for latest road conditions. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Central Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches expected with up to 10 inches on highway 3 west of Interstate 5. Daytime warming and melting will limit road impacts during the daytime on Friday in lower elevations. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph near Weed into this evening.

* WHERE...Shasta Valley to include Weed, Yreka, and Interstate 5.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination. * Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. * See http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov for latest road conditions. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Eastern Curry County and Josephine County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST SUNDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches in the Warning area with higher amounts above 4000 feet. Total snow accumulations 4 to 8 inches in the Advisory area. Daytime warming and melting will limit road impacts during the daytime today and Saturday in lower elevations. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Areas in the Warning: Mostly areas above 1500 feet around the Illinois Valley including Hayes Hill and Obrien on Highway 199 and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Areas in the Advisory: Mostly areas above 1500 feet in Northeast Josephine County to include Sexton Pass on Interstate 5, Wilderville, Galice. Also, elevations below 1500 feet in the Illinois Valley to include Cave Junction.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible in the Warning area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Eastern Curry County and Josephine County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST SUNDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches in the Warning area with higher amounts above 4000 feet. Total snow accumulations 4 to 8 inches in the Advisory area. Daytime warming and melting will limit road impacts during the daytime today and Saturday in lower elevations. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Areas in the Warning: Mostly areas above 1500 feet around the Illinois Valley including Hayes Hill and Obrien on Highway 199 and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Areas in the Advisory: Mostly areas above 1500 feet in Northeast Josephine County to include Sexton Pass on Interstate 5, Wilderville, Galice. Also, elevations below 1500 feet in the Illinois Valley to include Cave Junction.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible in the Warning area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches expected with higher amounts above 5000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...North Central and Southeast Siskiyou County to include Tennant and most of highway 97.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination. * Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. * See http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov for latest road conditions. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades; South Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches along the Cascades and Mount Ashland Ski Road. 6 to 12 inches near Siskiyou Summit and Highway 66. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Cascades and Siskiyous to include Siskiyou Summit on Interstate 5, Mount Ashland Ski Road, Highway 62 near Crater Lake, Highway 140 at Lake of the Woods, Diamond Lake.

* WHEN...Until 8 AM PST Sunday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination. * Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities. * See https://www.tripcheck.com for latest road conditions. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: South Central Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches expected in the Warning area and 6 to 12 inches in the Advisory area. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Areas in the Warning: Elevations generally above 3500 feet to include Mount Shasta City, Snowmans Summit on Highway 89, Black Butte Summit on Interstate 5. Areas in the Advisory: Areas generally below 3500 feet to include Dunsmuir.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible in the Warning area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: South Central Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches expected in the Warning area and 6 to 12 inches in the Advisory area. Winds gusting as high as 50 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Areas in the Warning: Elevations generally above 3500 feet to include Mount Shasta City, Snowmans Summit on Highway 89, Black Butte Summit on Interstate 5. Areas in the Advisory: Areas generally below 3500 feet to include Dunsmuir.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible in the Warning area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. Gusty winds could bring down tree branches. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches in the Warning area and 6 to 12 inches in the Advisory area. Daytime warming and melting will limit road impacts during the daytime today and Saturday in lower elevations. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Areas in the Warning: High terrain areas generally above 3000 feet in Western Siskiyou County to include Etna Summit on Sawyers Bar Road. Areas in the Advisory: Areas generally between 1500 and 3000 feet in Western Siskiyou County to include Scott Valley, Forest Mountain Summit on Highway 3.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible in the Warning area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Western Siskiyou County

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

.Snow showers will continue, mainly above 2000 feet this afternoon. However snow levels could briefly drop down to 1500 feet in heavier showers. Snow showers are expected to increase again early this evening and continue overnight, especially in the Cascades and Siskiyous and west side, including the lower passes. Snow showers will continue Saturday, then decrease in coverage Saturday night, but will remain in the area into Sunday morning as snow levels fall close to the valley floors. ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST SATURDAY...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 18 inches in the Warning area and 6 to 12 inches in the Advisory area. Daytime warming and melting will limit road impacts during the daytime today and Saturday in lower elevations. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph in exposed areas.

* WHERE...Areas in the Warning: High terrain areas generally above 3000 feet in Western Siskiyou County to include Etna Summit on Sawyers Bar Road. Areas in the Advisory: Areas generally between 1500 and 3000 feet in Western Siskiyou County to include Scott Valley, Forest Mountain Summit on Highway 3.

* WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Saturday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible in the Warning area. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The best chance for road snow will be shortly after dark tonight and again Saturday night. However heavier snow showers could accumulate on roads in the lower elevations for a brief time this afternoon and during the day Saturday.

* View the hazard area in detail at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/HAZARD

* Travel is strongly discouraged because of dangerous conditions. * If you must travel, keep tire chains, a flashlight, blankets, food, water, medications, and a fully charged phone with you. * The safest place during a winter storm is indoors. * A Winter Storm Warning means that severe winter weather is likely and poses a threat to life and property. Take protective action now. * A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause travel difficulties.


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