Central and Eastern Lake County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch, Wind Advisory
Issued: 11:35 AM PST Nov. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening...
... High wind watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Sunday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a high wind
watch... which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday
afternoon.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph then
diminishing tonight. Winds could become strong late Saturday
into Sunday, increasing to 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 70 mph.

* Timing... winds will peak this afternoon and evening then
diminish tonight. Winds will increase again Saturday afternoon
into Sunday.

* Locations include... Highway 31 between Paisley and Summer
Lake. Cedar Pass on Hwy 299, the Warner Mountains and higher
elevations of Lake County.

* Impacts... during the advisory, travel will be difficult for high
profile vehicles and unsecured items may be blown around. For
the watch, travel could become dangerous for high profile
vehicles, tree fall may occur, and power outages are possible.

* View the hazard area in detail at
https://www.Wrh.NOAA.Gov/mfr/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.