South Oregon Road Conditions

Alerts!

Portland Metro, WA-Vancouver Area; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/8/2016 05:35:00 AM Wind Advisory remains in effect for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area until 4 PM PST this afternoon ... A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST this afternoon. * East metro and in the west hills: east winds 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH. * Elsewhere in the metro area: east winds 20 to 25 MPH with gusts 35 to 45 MPH. * Timing: strongest winds likely to be this morning. * Wind chill: mainly in the teens and 20s. * Impacts: tree damage and Power outages have already been reported. The winds may make travel difficult at times ... Particularly on north-south bridges such as the interstate bridge along interstate 5 and the Glenn Jackson bridge along interstate 205. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 MPH OR gusts will range between 45 and 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.

Baker Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/8/2016 04:39:00 AM Winter Weather Advisory for snow ... . A warm front moving through the area today will bring snow at all elevations today through this evening ... And in the mountains today through Friday night. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4 AM PST Saturday ... * Snow amounts ... 3 to 6 inches in the valleys and 6 to 12 inches ... With locally higher amounts ... In the mountains. * Snow levels Valley floors. Snow may mix with or change to rain below 3500 feet Friday afternoon and evening. * Impacts Snow accumulation on roads will make driving difficult ... Especially during the commute this afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving. Travel in the mountains and backcountry is not recommended without proper equipment and adequate provisions. Remember that cell phone communication is limited by terrain.

Lower Treasure Valley; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/8/2016 04:39:00 AM Winter Weather Advisory for snow ... . A warm front moving through the area today will bring snow at all elevations today through this evening ... And in the mountains today through Friday night. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 11 AM this morning to 10 PM MST this evening ... * Snow amounts ... 1 to 3 inches ... With local amounts of 4 inches possible on the benches. * Timing Snow will begin late this morning and taper off this evening. * Impacts Snow accumulation on roads will make driving difficult ... Especially during the commute this afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving. Travel in the mountains and backcountry is not recommended without proper equipment and adequate provisions. Remember that cell phone communication is limited by terrain.

Harney Co., Malheur Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/8/2016 04:39:00 AM Winter Weather Advisory for snow ... . A warm front moving through the area today will bring snow at all elevations today through this evening ... And in the mountains today through Friday night. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM MST /9 PM PST/ this evening ... * Snow amounts ... 2 to 4 inches in the valleys and 4 to 8 inches in the mountains. * Snow levels Valley floors ... Rising to around 5000 feet this evening. * Timing Snow will begin this morning and taper off this evening in the valleys. Snow will change to rain below 5000 feet this evening. * Impacts Snow accumulation on roads will make driving difficult ... Especially during the commute this afternoon. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will primarily cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving. Travel in the mountains and backcountry is not recommended without proper equipment and adequate provisions. Remember that cell phone communication is limited by terrain.

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
High Wind Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/8/2016 04:33:00 AM High Wind Warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 1 AM PST Friday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has upgraded the High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning ... Which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 1 AM PST Friday. * Winds Southwest 30 to 40 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH. * Timing This afternoon through late tonight. * Locations include Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake ... Highway 299 near cedar pass ... Highway 140 east of Lakeview and the higher terrain of the Fremont winema forest near and west of summer Lake as well as the warner mountains. * Impacts Potentially hazardous driving conditions are expected ... Especially for lightweight and high-profile vehicles. Increased risk for downed trees and Power lines. Disruption of outdoor activities. Unsecured objects may be lost or damaged. 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.

Klamath Basin, North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/8/2016 03:38:00 AM Freezing rain and sleet possible through this morning ... ... Also accumulating snow is expected for the mountains ... Eastside and possibly lower elevations west of the Cascades this morning ... . A warm front will be passing over the region this morning. A narrow belt of warm air will produce rain down into the still freezing surface. Periods of freezing rain and sleet are possible as snow transitions to rain over southwestern Oregon and northern California. Meanwhile snow is expected most of the time over the mountains and east of the Cascades through this morning ... Then snow levels are expected to rise later this afternoon. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST this afternoon ... * Snow accumulations ... 2 to 4 inches ... Except for up to 6 inches over the higher elevations. * Ice accumulations A trace to 0.05 inches. * Timing Snow will continue into this afternoon. There is also the chance for freezing rain and sleet tonight into Thursday afternoon. Ice should only occur for an hour or two during that time ... But may last longer in some locations. * Locations include Klamath falls ... Chiloquin ... Chemult ... Beatty Keno ... Highway 97 ... Highway 140 and highway 39. * Impacts Even a small amount of freezing rain and sleet can produce extremely dangerous conditions on roads and walking surfaces. * Impacts Snow will cause travel difficulties on roads. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... * Stock emergency kit with tire chains Flashlight ... Batteries ... Blankets ... Food ... Water ... And medications. * Plan now to avoid traveling during the storm slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination. * Carry tire chains and be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities see weather. Gov/Medford/cams for latest road conditions. * A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow Sleet ... Or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.

Road Conditions by Route

ORE31 MP 47.33

SILVER LAKE; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions:
Current Temp: 19 F
High Temp:
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Precipitation:
New Snow: 2 in.; Roadside Snow: 2 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 05:24 am

ORE138 MP 86

Informational only; Weather Impact
Comments: The North Entrance to Crater Lake National Park is closed for the winter Season. Access to the Park is at the South entrance off Highway 62.
Last Updated: 12/05/2016 08:21 am

ORE140 MP 4.75

WARNER MT SUMMIT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 19 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 2 in.; Roadside Snow: 7 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 07:08 am

ORE140 MP 25.17 to 34.43

Informational only; Commercial Vehicle Information
Details: OR140 MP 25 to MP 35 EB & WB (Bly Mountain) Effective February 24, 2015, this section of OR140 will be restricted to 12 feet 00 in. in width. Estimated date of completion is December 31, 2016.
Updated: 11/21/2016 10:00 am

ORE140 MP 28.03

ADEL; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 20 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: Roadside Snow: Trace
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 06:48 am

ORE140 MP 30.93

BLY SUMMIT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 28 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 2 in.; Roadside Snow: 5 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 07:08 am

ORE140 MP 66.73

QUARTZ MT SUMMIT; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snowing Hard and Continuously
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 22 F
High Temp:
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Precipitation:
New Snow: 2 in.; Roadside Snow: 6 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 06:48 am

US97 MP 236.66 to 253.9

CHILOQUIN; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 26 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 4 in.; Roadside Snow: 5 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 06:47 am

US97 MP 253.9 to 280.16

KLAMATH FALLS; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 28 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 2 in.; Roadside Snow: 0 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 06:47 am

US395 MP 50.37

ALKALI LAKE; Weather Warning
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Spots of Ice
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 31 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: Roadside Snow: 2 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 06:51 am

US395 MP 142.64

LAKEVIEW; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Snow Flurries
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
Chain Restrictions: Carry Chains or Traction Tires
Current Temp: 23 F
High Temp:
Low Temp:
Precipitation:
New Snow: 1 in.; Roadside Snow: 1 in.
Comments:
Last Updated: 12/08/2016 06:48 am

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