Siskiyou Mountains and Southern Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 2:31 PM PST Nov. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Snow returns to the mountains late this week...

A series of storm systems will move onshore late this week with
snow returning to the mountains. The initial disturbance will
allow snow levels to drop to 4500 to 5000 feet late Wednesday
night, then remain there through Thanksgiving day. Two storms
will move through southern Oregon Thursday through Friday,
resulting in some accumulating snow near pass level, but periods
of heavy snow in the mountains above 5500 feet.

Several inches of snow will accumulate with the first storm
Thanksgiving day, which could impact passes near Lake of The
Woods, but the heaviest snow will fall above 5000 feet. There will
be a surge in snow level up above 6000 feet late Thursday night
into Friday as the next storm moves onshore, but heavy snow could
continue up near Crater Lake. Snow amounts of 1 to 2 feet are
possible above 5500 feet through Friday night. Snow levels will
drop again Friday night into Saturday morning, down to as low as
3500 feet, but precipitation should be ending then.

If you're planning travel over the mountains and especially over
the Cascade passes later this week, plan on winter driving
conditions. Keep checking back for forecast updates, watches or
warnings and please be sure to check Road conditions by calling
511 before you head out.


Mas

231 PM PST Tue Nov 20 2018

... Snow returns to the mountains late this week...

A series of storm systems will move onshore late this week with
snow returning to the mountains. The initial disturbance will
allow snow levels to drop to 4500 to 5000 feet late Wednesday
night, then remain there through Thanksgiving day. Two storms
will move through southern Oregon Thursday through Friday,
resulting in some accumulating snow near pass level, but periods
of heavy snow in the mountains above 5500 feet.

Several inches of snow will accumulate with the first storm
Thanksgiving day, which could impact passes near Lake of The
Woods, but the heaviest snow will fall above 5000 feet. There will
be a surge in snow level up above 6000 feet late Thursday night
into Friday as the next storm moves onshore, but heavy snow could
continue up near Crater Lake. Snow amounts of 1 to 2 feet are
possible above 5500 feet through Friday night. Snow levels will
drop again Friday night into Saturday morning, down to as low as
3500 feet, but precipitation should be ending then.

If you're planning travel over the mountains and especially over
the Cascade passes later this week, plan on winter driving
conditions. Keep checking back for forecast updates, watches or
warnings and please be sure to check Road conditions by calling
511 before you head out.


Mas


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