Three things to know about weather for RVers and travelers Wednesday 8 November

  • Santa Ana winds today and Thursday over southern California.
  • Mixed precipitation for Upstate New York and eastern New England starting this afternoon.
  • Snow in the Colorado Rockies today.

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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.


— WA Coastline and Olympic Peninsula; northern OR coast: Rain, some heavy, moves onshore late Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening. US-101 impacted.

— WA northern and central Cascades: Snow develops Thursday night at higher elevations. Expect a rain/snow mix at pass levels.

Southern CA: Wind Advisories for Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside and Santa Ana County mountains, plus the Inland Empire and Orange County. Advisories in effect through Thursday afternoon. Wind gusts to 55 mph expected. Major highways impacted include I-5, I-10, I-15, US-101.

Southeast CA deserts; NV/AZ and CA/AZ Colorado River Valley: Wind Advisories through Thursday evening to include the Mojave Desert and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Wind gusts to 45 mph. I-10, I-15, I-40, US-95 impacted.


— Northwest MT: Strong winds today along the Rocky Mountain Front. Gusts to 45 mph. I-15 impacted.

— Eastern MT; eastern WY: Strong winds this morning through mid-afternoon. Gusts 35-45 mph. I-90, I-94 impacted.

South-central WY Snowy Mountain Range; central CO from WY to NM; north-central NM: Snow moves from north to south today and tonight. Heaviest snow this evening over central CO and I-70. I-70, I-80 impacted.

Central CO: Winter Weather Advisories through midnight tonight. 4-10 inches of snow expected. I-70 impacted.

— North-central NM: Strong winds this morning north and east of Santa Fe. Gusts to 45 mph. I-25 impacted.

Central NM: Strong winds tonight around the greater Albuquerque region. Wind gusts 35-50 mph. I-25, I-40 impacted.

— Southeast AZ; much of southern NM: Strong winds through mid-afternoon. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-10, I-25 impacted.


Western ND; northwest SD: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-90, I-94 impacted.

— ND; northern SD; northwest MN: Strong winds Thursday morning into the afternoon. Wind gusts to 40 mph. I-29, I-94 impacted.

— Much of SD; southeast ND; southern MN; northern IA; much of WI: Strong winds Thursday afternoon. Gusts to 35 mph. I-29, I-35 ,I-39, I-43, I-90, I-94 impacted.

— MN Arrowhead: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories continue through mid-morning. 1-4 inches additional accumulation possible; heaviest amounts near the lakeshore. MN-61 impacted.

Western MI Upper Peninsula and adjacent north-central WI: Winter Weather Advisories through mid-morning. A mixture of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will fall. US-2, US-41, US-45 impacted.

— Southeast WI: Heavy rainshowers and maybe a thunderstorm this evening. I-43 impacted.

— Much of central and northeast KS; adjacent southeast NE: Dense Fog Advisories through mid-morning. I-35, I-70 impacted.

— Northeast AR: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 35 mph. I-55 impacted.

— Northeast TX; southwest and central AR: western TN; northern MS: Rainshowers and thunderstorms, some heavy, spreading from southwest to northeast Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. I-20, I-22, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-45, I-49, I-55 impacted.

— Southeast LA; southern MS; central and southern AL; western FL Panhandle: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-10, I-12, I-20, I-55, I-59, I-65, I-85 impacted.

— Northern Gulf Coast: Dense Fog likely again Thursday morning.


Southwest and central MI: Heavy rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, some of which may be strong, move from the southwest to the northeast late this afternoon through early tonight. I-69, I-75, I-94, I-96 potentially impacted.

— South-central PA, western MD; northeast WV: Gusty winds for a few hours Thursday morning. Wind gusts to 35 mph. I-68, I-76, I-99, US-33, US-50, PA Turnpike impacted.

— Eastern OH; western PA; western NY: Strong winds late tonight and early Thursday morning. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-70, I-76, I-77, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-86, I-90, NY Thruway, OH and PA Turnpikes impacted.

Much of northern and eastern NY north of the Hudson River Valley; far-western MA; VT: Winter Weather Advisories this evening through midday Thursday. A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain will fall. 1-2 inches of snow and up to 1/10th of an inch of ice possible. I-81, I-87, I-88, I-89, I90, I-91, NY Thruway, Mass Pike impacted.

— Northern and western ME: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 45 mph. US-201 impacted.

Overall weather impacts to RV travel Wednesday afternoon 8 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

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

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