Klamath

High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory:

Issued at: 2:24 PM PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 10:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
  • ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening... ...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening... A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening.
  • Winds: south to southwest 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph in the advisory area and 35 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph in the warning area. Strongest winds are expected near Summer Lake and in the mountains.
  • Timing: strong winds will continue through this afternoon then gradually diminish this evening.
  • Locations in the warning area include: along Oregon Highway 31 from Paisley to Summer Lake... along California Highway 299 near Cedar Pass... and in the mountains in eastern Klamath...lake and eastern Modoc counties.
  • Locations in the advisory area include: US Highway 395 between Valley Falls and Alkali Lake... portions of Oregon Highway 31 in Lake County...portions of Oregon Highway 140 east of Lakeview...and higher terrain in eastern Klamath... lake and eastern Modoc counties.
  • Impacts: high winds will make travel difficult on area roadways. High profile vehicles will be most impacted. East to west oriented roads will experience the worst cross winds. Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer Lake may be severely impacted. Residents in the area should secure loose items and use caution when venturing outdoors.
  • View the hazard area in detail at http://go.USA.Gov/zyv5 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. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. Cc

Areal Flood Watch:

Issued at: 8:03 am PST on December 21, 2014, expires at: 10:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
  • ...Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening... The Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of south central Oregon and southwest Oregon... including the following areas...in south central Oregon... south central Oregon Cascades. In southwest Oregon...eastern Douglas County foothills.
  • Through this evening.
  • Rising snow levels with heavy rain and high elevation snow melt will cause rapid rises on area streams...creeks and rivers. There is also the potential for urban flooding in areas of poor drainage and due to ponding of water on roadways.
  • Heavy rainfall may also cause high water...mudslides... Rockslides and debris flows on area roadways...including highways 62...230... and 138. Precautionary/preparedness actions... Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People...structures and roads located below steep slopes...in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be a serious risk from rapidly moving landslides. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
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