Three things to know about Travel & RV Weather Wednesday 15 March

  • California storm moves into the Rockies today: high winds, mountain snows. Heavy rain for Arizona.
  • Strong winds this afternoon across the Southern and Central Plains.
  • Severe weather threat for southeast Oklahoma and the ARK-LA-TEX region Thursday; very large hail possible.

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Northern CA northern and central Sacramento Valley: FLOOD WARNINGS and Advisories this morning. Flooding occurring now along portions of the Sacramento River and other waterways. I-5, CA-99 potentially impacted.

Northern, central and eastern NV: FLOOD WARNINGS and Advisories in effect today and tonight from a combination of excessive rainfall and snowmelt. I-80, US-6, US-50, US-93 potentially impacted.

— Southeast NV: Flood Watch through early Thursday afternoon. I-15, US-93 potentially impacted.

NV except northwest, west-central and far-south portions of state: Wind Advisories through midday today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-80, US-6, US-50, US-93, US-95 impacted.

— Southeast CA Death Valley NP: Wind Advisory this morning. Gusts to 50 mph.

Southern CA San Bernardino and Riverside County Mountains; Apple and Lucerne Valleys: Wind Advisories through this evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-10, I-15 impacted.

— Southern CA coastal region from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles: Flood Watches and Advisories through this afternoon. I-5, I-10, I-15, US-101 potentially impacted.


North-central and west-central ID; much of west-central, southwest, central and northern MT; eastern ID and western WY; north-central, northeast, central and southwest UT: A combination of Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories today through early Thursday morning. Snow accumulations will generally be 4-12 inches in the valleys, lower elevations and high plains, a foot or more over the Passes, and 1-3 feet in the mountains. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-15, I-70, I-80, I-84, I-90, I-94 impacted.

Southern ID and western UT: High Wind Warnings (ID) and Advisories today. Wind gusts 45-65 mph. Strongest winds over southwest and south-central ID. I-15, I-80, I-84 impacted.

Northeast WY and west-central SD Black Hills: High Wind Warning continues this morning. Gusts to 60 mph. I-90 impacted.

Portions of central, southern and eastern WY: High Wind Warnings and Watches today. Gusts 50-70 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Northwest, west-central and central AZ: Flood Watches through Thursday afternoon. Flooding from a combination of rainfall and snowmelt is possible. I-15, I-17, I-40, US-60, US-93 potentially impacted.

Central and southwest CO and adjacent southeast UT; north-central NM: Winter Storm Warnings Watches and Advisories this evening through Thursday night. Snow accumulations will range from 6-24 inches with many areas seeing at least a foot of snow. Wind gusts 40-50 mph. I-25, I-70 impacted.

Northeast and east-central NM: Wind Advisory this afternoon and evening. Gusts to 50 mph. I-40 impacted.

— Southeast NM: Wind Advisory this afternoon and tonight. Gusts to 60 mph. This area is east of US-54 / Alamogordo and White Sands NP. US-380 impacted.


Far-west TX Davis Mountains, just south of the I-10/I-20 split: High Wind Warnings this evening through Thursday evening. Gusts to 60 mph.

— South-central ND; north-central SD: Dense Fog Advisory this morning.

Most of central NE: Winter Weather Advisory tonight through Thursday evening. Snow and blowing snow. 1-3 inches accumulation and wind gusts to 50 mph. I-80 impacted.

Northeast NE; southeast SD; northwest IA; southeast, central and northwest MN; northern WI: Winter Storm Watches Thursday through Friday morning. Snow accumulations in the 3-6 inch range. Wind gusts to 50 mph. I-29, I-35, I-80, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Northern TX Panhandle; western, central and north-central OK; central and east-central KS: Wind Advisories midday today through this evening. Gusts 45-50 mph. I-35, I-40 impacted.

Much of central and eastern TX; southeast and east-central OK; west-central and southwest AR; northwest and west-central LA: Scattered severe thunderstorms likely Thursday into Thursday night. Large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes all possible. Very large hail possible over south-central OK and north-central TX. I-10, I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-45, I-49 potentially impacted.

— Southeast LA; MS and AL coastal regions; FL Panhandle: Isolated severe thunderstorms possible Friday. Damaging winds will be the main threat, but a tornado or two cannot be ruled out. I-10, I-12, I-55, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.


MI Upper Peninsula: Winter Storm Watch Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Heavy snow followed by lake-effect snow. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-75, US-2, US-41, MI-28 impacted.

— Southern VT; southwest NH; portions of central and western MA: Wind Advisories through this afternoon. Gusts to 45 mph. I-89, I-90, I-91, I-93, Mass Pike impacted.

— Northern VT; northern NH and adjacent western ME: Winter Weather Advisories through early this afternoon. Up to 2 inches additional snowfall possible. Wind gusts to 35 mph. I-91, US-2 impacted.

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