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205 PM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018
...Heavy mountain snow and some low land snow possible late this
An unusually cold and wet system for late March is expected to move
into our area Thursday night and Friday. A strong cold front will
move through late Thursday with snow levels lowering to 2000 feet
Thursday night and possibly as low as 1000 feet by Friday morning.
At the same time, an atmospheric river will take aim at the coast
near the California Oregon border and bring a lot of moisture to
the area. The combination of cold air and heavy precipitation
will lead to the potential for heavy snow accumulations.
The focus of heavy snow looks to be in the mountains of Curry,
Josephine, and west-central Siskiyou counties and into the
Cascades. This includes Interstate 5 near Mt. Shasta and
Siskiyou Summit. However, significant snow accumulations will be
possible over the lower elevations as well, including the passes
along Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and Roseburg. Valley
locations may see slushy accumulations at times. The greatest
chance to see significant snow accumulations on roadways in all
areas will be at night. During the daytime, snow levels will rise
and most roadways will be wet due to strong March sun.
While it is too early to get specific on snow amounts, residents
and travelers through northern California and southern Oregon
should be prepared for the possibility of significant travel
impacts from snow from late Thursday through Friday, especially in
the mountains and at night.
Central Siskiyou County-
Including the city of Weed
217 PM PDT Tue Mar 20 2018
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM WEDNESDAY TO 11 AM PDT
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Wind
Advisory...which is in effect from 2 PM Wednesday to 11 AM PDT
* Winds...South 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
* Timing...Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, Winds will
be strongest Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
* Locations include...Interstate 5 south of Grenada to Weed and
the city of Gazelle.
* Impacts...Strong, gusty winds will make travel difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles. Unsecured objects will
be blown about.
* View the hazard area in detail at
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