Weather Alert Detail

  • High Wind Watch for Northern and Eastern Klamath County and Western Lake County County, Oregon
  • High Wind Watch issued April 04 at 2:49PM PDT until April 07 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 11 p.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 p.m.
  • ...Strong winds possible Friday evening through Saturday...
    .A late season low pressure system approaching the forecast area
    from the Pacific Ocean on Friday is expected to rapidly deepen as
    it moves northeastward Friday night into Saturday. This could
    result in a period of strong winds along and near the coast and
    east of the Cascades. These winds have the potential to cause some
    The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a High Wind
    Watch...which is in effect from Friday evening through Saturday
    * Winds...From the south to southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts 55
    to 70 mph.
    * Timing...Friday night through Saturday evening. The strongest
    winds are likely to occur early Saturday morning, and later
    Saturday afternoon through early Saturday evening.
    * Locations include...Portions of Highway 140 east of Lakeview,
    portions of Highway 395 north of Valley Falls, portions of
    Highway 31 between Summer Lake and Silver Lake, and portions of
    Highway 20 between Riley and Bend. Also, the higher elevations
    of Lake and Modoc Counties, particularly Winter Rim and the
    Warner Mountains.
    * Impacts...Driving is likely to become difficult, especially for
    high profile vehicles. Chose an alternate route if this watch is
    upgraded to a warning, or prepare to drive slowly to prevent
    loss of control. Debris is also likely to be blown about at
    times, reducing visibility.
    * View the hazard area in detail at
    Precautionary/preparedness actions...
    A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
    or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of
    58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Travel will be
    impacted, especially for high profile vehicles.


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