By Kyle Bailey
News Radio 1240 KQEN
January 15, 2015 10:40 a.m.
A series of storms over the weekend will result in more snow in the higher mountains.
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Crater Lake, the Siskiyou Mountains and the Southern Oregon Cascades from 10:00 p.m. Friday night until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Forecasters say that six to eleven inches of snow is expected with winds gusting to thirty miles per hour. Higher elevations above 6,000 feet will see winds gusting up to sixty miles per hour.
Snow and blowing snow is expected to create hazardous driving conditions on roads above 5,500 feet. Drivers are advised to carry tire chains and to be ready for snow covered roads.
Some mountain areas in the region will be under a Winter Storm Watch with three to five inches of snow and winds to sixty miles per hour. Some of those areas will also be under a High Wind Watch with gusts up to seventy miles per hour possible. .