- Winter Storm Warning for Western Siskiyou County County, California
- Winter Storm Warning issued March 22 at 4:17AM PDT until March 23 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
- Effective: Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11 p.m.
- Expires: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11 p.m.
...Heavy mountain snow and possible low land snow Tonight into
.A strong cold front will move through southern Oregon and
northern California today. As cold air pours in behind the front
tonight, snow levels will drop rapidly to around 1500 feet. Snow
levels will then fluctuate between 1500 and 2500 feet, highest
during Friday afternoon.
At the same time, a rich plume of Pacific moisture will take aim
at the area, and the result will be very heavy snow in the
mountains. Particularly hard hit will be the mountains of Curry,
Josephine, and western Siskiyou counties where several feet of
snow are possible. Heavy snow is also expected over the Cascades,
Mt. Shasta area, and portions of the east side, although
confidence in snow amounts is lower for these areas.
Snow may also impact lower elevations at times, especially at
night and especially the more snow-prone areas like the
I-5 Passes north of Grants Pass and the Illinois Valley.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING
TO 11 PM PDT FRIDAY...
* WHAT...Very heavy snow is expected. Total snow accumulations of
1 to 2 feet with local amounts up to 3 feet.
* WHERE...The western Siskiyou County mountains, mainly above
2500 feet. This includes Sawyer`s Bar road west of Etna and
highway 3 south of Callahan.
* WHEN...From 11 PM this evening to 11 PM PDT Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult to
impossible, including during the evening commute on Friday. Be
prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. In
addition, southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph will create areas of
blowing snow, especially over peaks and exposed areas.
* View the hazard area in detail at