Three things to know about weather for RVers and travelers Thursday 16 November

  • Stormy day for the central and southern Florida Peninsula; much improved conditions Friday.
  • Extensive area of strong winds today from the Rockies to the western Great Lakes.
  • Rain for much of central and northern California starting Friday afternoon.

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From the RV Weather Winter Office in State College PA:

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.


— East-central and southeast WA; northeast OR: Dense Fog Advisories through midday today. I-84, I-90 impacted.

— Much of northern and central CA: Rain moves onshore Friday afternoon into Friday night. Coastal winds with gusts to 30 mph. Some high elevations snows in the Sierra Nevada, south of I-80 and US-50. I-5, I-80, US-101, CA-1, CA-99 impacted.


— Northwest MT Rocky Mountain Front; portions of central MT north of I-90 and east of US-89: Strong winds this afternoon through Friday afternoon. Gusts to 45 mph. I-90 partially impacted between Bozeman and Billings.

East-central and southeast WY: High Wind Warnings through midday today. Gusts 60-65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

— Southeast WY between Chugwater and Wheatland on I-25: Strong winds Friday morning. Wind gusts 35-45 mph. I-25 impacted.

South-central WY Sierra Madre Range: Winter Weather Advisory continues through tonight. Additional accumulations of 3-8 inches snow possible above 9000 feet, with wind gusts 50-60 mph. Greatest impacts south of I-80.

Central CO Front Range from WY to NM, just west of I-25: Strong to high winds mid-morning through late this afternoon. Gusts 40-55 mph. I-70 impacted.

North-central and central CO: Some snow this morning and early afternoon. Several inches accumulation at higher elevations. I-70 impacted.

Portions of north-central and central NM, along and east of I-25: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 55 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.

— Southeast NM and adjacent southwest TX: Dense Fog Advisory through this morning. I-20, US-70, US-180, US-285, US-380 impacted.


Much of western and central SD and adjacent southwest and south-central ND; southern MN and northern IA; northeast MN, northern WI and western MI Upper Peninsula: Wind Advisories today. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-29, I-35, I-90, I-94, US-2, US-8 impacted.

— Southern IA; eastern NE and eastern KS; north-central OK; northern MO: Strong winds mid-morning through mid-afternoon. Wind gusts 30-40 mph. I-29, I-35, I-40, I-70, I-80 impacted.

— Southeast LA and coastal MS: Coastal Flood Warning this evening through early Friday morning. Moderate coastal flooding possible. US-90 potentially impacted.

— Southeast LA: Wind Advisories continue through mid-morning. Gusts to around 30 mph. US-98 impacted.


— MI: Strong winds spread across the state from west to east today into tonight. Wind gusts 30-40 mph. I-69, I-75, I-94, I-96, US-2, US-41 impacted.

— Central and eastern OH; western and central PA; western and central NY: Rain, some moderate, spreads from west to east Friday. I-70, I-71, I-76, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-86, I-90, I-99, PA and OH Turnpikes, NY Thruway impacted.

Southeastern FL Peninsula: Wind Advisory through this afternoon. Gusts to 50 mph. I-95 impacted.

Central FL Peninsula Atlantic Coast: Flood Watch through this evening for heavy rains. 1-3 inches likely with local amounts up to 6 inches. Heavy rains will central across central FL to the Gulf Coast. I-4, I-75, I-95 impacted.

Overall weather impacts to RV travel Thursday afternoon 16 November. Impacts range from Marginal (level 1) to Critical (level 5).
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
Freezing rain (ice) accumulations for the next three days

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