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Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Cascades in Lane County

NWS Portland (Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON PST FRIDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 5000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 12 to 24 inches, with heavier accumulations above 6000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Cascades in Lane County above 5000 feet elevation.

* WHEN...From midnight Wednesday night to noon Friday. The heaviest snow is expected early Thursday morning through Thursday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Windy conditions may significantly reduce visibility at times. A map of the actual warning area can be found at www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pqr.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions and any chain requirements for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Northern Oregon Cascades

NWS Portland (Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington)

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM WEDNESDAY UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY ABOVE 4500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected above 4500 feet. Total snow accumulations of 15 to 30 inches, with heaviest accumulations above 5500 feet. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph.

* WHERE...Northern Oregon Cascades above 4500 feet elevation.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Wednesday afternoon to noon Friday. The heaviest snow is expected during the day Thursday.

* iMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Windy conditions may significantly reduce visibility at times. A map of the actual warning area can be found at www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pqr.

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions and any chain requirements for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: South Central Oregon Cascades

NWS Medford (Southwest Oregon and Northern California)

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY ABOVE 5000 FEET...

* WHAT...Moderate to heavy snow expected above 5000 feet. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches expected. Higher amounts of up to 12 inches are expected above 6000 feet elevation during the day Thursday with an additional 12 inches possible Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Winds gusting 30 to 45 mph over exposed areas Thursday evening, with winds lowering to gusts of 25 mph Thursday night and Friday morning.

* WHERE...South Central Oregon Cascades. This includes Crater Lake, Diamond Lake and portions of Highways 62, 138, 230 and 232 above 5000 feet.

* WHEN...From 4 PM Thursday to 4 PM PST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult. Snow levels will be around 6000 feet during the day Thursday, lowering to around 4500 feet Thursday night, then to around 4000 feet Friday. Moderate to heavy snow will occur above 5000 feet and heavy snow is likely for elevations above 6000 feet.

* 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.


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