Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wind, Rain Hits SW Oregon as Cold Front Blasts Through

Wind gusts up to 30 mph are predicted to hit the Rogue Valley this afternoon as a strong cold front moves through the area. Rain will likely start tonight and continue as showers into Saturday.

While open burning is allowed in Josephine County today, residents are advised to monitor their burn pile fires closely and extinguish their fires if winds start to increase.

In the Cascades and Siskiyous, winds could hit 45 mph and the snow level is expected to drop to 3500 feet tonight.

Travelers crossing the passes will want to plan for wet snow, and the newly opened Bear Camp Rd, which crosses the Siskiyous between Galice and Gold Beach, may get 3-6 inches of new snow.