Three things to know about weather for RVers and travelers Monday 9 October

  • A series of storms move move into the Pacific Northwest, Inter-Mountain West and northern Rockies starting today. Strong winds, heavy coastal rains, and high-elevations snows expected.
  • Heavy rain and slight risk of flash flooding for southern Texas on Tuesday.
  • Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms possible over parts of the Central Plains on Wednesday.

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From the RV Weather Summer Office in Colter Bay Wyoming:

These are the most significant weather impacts to RV travel over the next two to three days. I do not list every area of rain, showers, or breezy winds. It would be exhausting (for both of us!). Please check out the animations and graphics for a good depiction of the weather along your route.


— Northern CA, OR, and WA Coasts: Moderate rainfall today and again Tuesday. I-5, US-101 impacted.

South-central OR: Wind Advisory late this morning through mid-afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. US-395 impacted.

— CA Sierra Nevada, northeast CA; northwest NV; southeast and east-central OR: Strong winds late this morning through this afternoon. Gusts 30-45 mph. I-80, US-20, US-95, US-395 impacted.

Southern CA southern Sierra Nevada mountains, Antelope Valley and Mojave Desert: Strong winds Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Gusts to 50 mph. I-40, US-395, CA-58 impacted.


Central ID and western WY: Expect high-elevation (above 7500 feet) snowfall to impact mountain passes Wednesday and Thursday.


— MN Arrowhead: Strong winds today. Gusts 30-35 mph. I-35 impacted.

— Southeast NE; southwest IA; northeast KS: Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms Wednesday. I-29, I-80 potentially impacted.

South TX: Heavy rain and and sight risk of flash flooding Tuesday and Tuesday night. 1-2 inches of rain possible. I-2, I-37, I-69 potentially impacted.


— MI along the Lake Superior and Lake Huron shorelines: Strong winds this afternoon through early this afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. Strongest winds along the northeast shore, Upper Peninsula. I-75, US-2 impacted.

Severe thunderstorm risk today and tonight.
Severe thunderstorm risk tomorrow and tomorrow night.
Total rainfall amounts for the next three days
Total snowfall amounts for the next three days

Current Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Watches from the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center

Two-day tropical weather outlook from the National Hurricane Center

Tornado safety information for RVers (what to do!):

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