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Severe Storms; Fire Danger; and Strong Pacific Storms

More strong storms on tap for the Pacific Northwest this weekend. Heavy rains could produce flooding and mudslides. Saturday, a cold front moving into the central U.S. will bring potential for severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes; and localized flooding potential. Dry winds in southwestern California will keep fire weather threats high. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Oct. 21, 2017 at 3:41:12 am PDT

National Weather Service Portland, ORNational Weather Service Pendleton, OR
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National Weather Service Eureka, CANational Weather Service Sacramento, CANational Weather Service Reno, NV

Snow levels will drop to between 4000 and 4500 feet by Friday morning. Expect several inches of snow tonight and Friday over the Cascades, with a few inches over the Siskiyous, and up to an inch over lower elevations on the East Side. A heavier round of snow will affect the area late tonight into early Saturday morning ahead of an approaching warm front. Snow levels will remain 4000 to 5000 feet. Expect around 8 inches of snow at Crater Lake, 6 inches at Lake of the Woods, and around 1 inch in most East Side valleys. Strong winds will also create blowing snow and white out conditions over exposed areas. Late Saturday morning, snow levels will rise significantly and we will see a transition to rain.

When driving in ice and snow, take it slow! Make sure to carry chains, food, water, blankets, flashlights, medications, and a fully charged phone when traveling.

Be sure to check road conditions before venturing out. You can call 511 for Oregon road conditions and for California road conditions call 800-427-ROAD (7623) or visit their websites listed below.
Gusty south to southwest winds are expected to occur across portions of southern Oregon and northern California Saturday. These winds will become especially gusty along the coast, exposed areas in the Cascades, and areas of the East Side to include Summer Lake and Highway 31. Travel could become difficult—particularly for high profile vehicles. Remember to slow down and use extra caution when driving. Additionally, tree fall is possible in wildfire burn scars. Finally, loose objects may be blown away or damaged due to the winds. More information can be found on our detailed weather and hazards viewer.

 

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