Travel & RV Weather Forecast Friday 10 March

** Heads Up ** Major Pacific storm impacting the West and the Rockies. Widespread, significant flooding possible across much of California. Feet of snow at higher elevations. Extensive high winds throughout the West today.

  • Snow from a ‘clipper system’ impacts the eastern Great Lakes, Pennsylvania, New York and the greater NYC metro area today and tonight.
  • Blizzard conditions for the Northern Plains tonight and Saturday morning.
  • Threat of severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening over eastern Oklahoma and much of Arkansas.

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— WA Olympic Mountains; southwest WA and northwest OR Coastal Ranges: Winter Weather Advisories today above 1000 feet. 1-4 inches snow likely.

WA Cascades; central and northern WA: Winter Storm Warnings (central portion of state) and Advisories this afternoon. Most accumulations in the 2-6 inch range. I-82, I-90, US-395 impacted.

OR Cascades; central and southern OR; northeast OR Blue Mountains: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories today. Accumulations 3-12 inches except higher in the Cascades. Wind gusts 30-50 mph. I-85, US-26, US-95, US-97, US-395 impacted.

Southwest OR and northwest CA Coastal Ranges; Northern CA; southern OR Siskiyou Pass: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through this evening. Accumulations will range from 1-4 inches in the coastal ranges to 12-18 inches over the higher passes, including Siskiyou Pass. I-5, US-89, US-97 highly impacted.

— South-central OR greater Ashland region: Wind Advisory through this afternoon. Gusts to 45 mph. I-5 impacted.

Northern CA Shasta Valley: High Wind Warning this afternoon through this afternoon. Gusts to 70 mph. I-5, US-97 impacted.

Northeast CA: Winter Storm Warnings through Sunday morning. Mixed heavy snow and rain. Snow accumulations up to 5 inches below 5500 feet and up to 10 inches elsewhere. Wind gusts to 60 mph. US-395 impacted.

Northeast NV: Flood Watch through Monday evening. Expect significant snowpack melting below 8000 feet. I-80, US-93 potentially impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada: Winter Storm Warnings through Sunday morning. Additional snow accumulations of 3-5 feet at pass level and up to 8 feet above 8000 feet. Wind gusts to 75 mph. I-80, US-50 highly impacted.

Most of north-central, central and south-central CA from south of Bakersfield to north of Redding; Sierra Nevada range; adjacent west-central NV: Flood Advisories and Watches through Sunday morning below 4000 feet. Heavy rains, snowmelt, saturated soils and already full streams will likely create significant flooding issues. Many of the valleys will see 1-3 inches rain, while the mountains may see 3-7 inches rain. Virtually all CA highways north of I-40 are potentially impacted. There is high potential for widespread, significant flooding at lower elevations.

Most of NV except south-central portion of state: High Wind Warnings (northwest) and Advisories through tonight, Wind gusts 55-65 mph. Virtually all major highways in NV impacted.

Most of CA north of I-40, south of Redding, and west of the Sierra Nevada: Wind Advisories this afternoon and Friday. Wind gusts generally 45-55 mph. Virtually all CA highways north of I-40 impacted.

Southern CA Riverside and San Diego County Mountains: Wind Advisories tonight. Gusts to 65 mph. I-8, I-10 impacted.


Much of western and central MT; most of ID north of I-84; western WY; north-central, northwest and central UT; much of central and western CO: A combination of Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through Saturday. Snow accumulations will range from a few inches in the lower valleys and plains, to nearly a foot in the passes, to 1-3 feet of snow in the high elevations. Widespread wind gusts of 50 or more mph will create blowing and drifting snow and reduce visibility to near zero. I-15, I-70, I-80, I-90 impacted.

— Northeast MT: BLIZZARD Warnings this morning through midday Saturday . 6-10 inches snow and wind gusts to 55 mph.

Southwest MT: High Wind Warnings through midnight tonight in the Madison Valley. Gusts to 65 mph. I-15 impacted.

Much of eastern, central and southeast WY: High Wind Warnings later this morning through early Saturday morning. Gusts 60-65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Much of southwest and southern ID; western UT; northwest AZ: High Wind Warnings (south-central ID) and Advisories through late this evening. Gusts to 55 mph except 65 mph in south-central ID. I-15, I-80, I-84 impacted.

North-central NM: Wind Advisory today. Gust to 55 mph. I-25 impacted.

Much of central and northern NM: High Wind Watches Saturday. Gusts to 65. I-25, I-40 impacted.


Northwest and central ND: BLIZZARD Warnings tonight through midday Saturday. 3-8 inches snow and wind gusts to 55 mph. I-94 impacted.

Western and south-central ND; central and northeast SD: Winter Weather Advisories tonight. Snow, sleet and freezing rain will accumulate a couple of inches. Wind gusts to 55 mph. I-90, I-94 impacted.

— Northwest SD: Wind Advisory through this evening. Gusts to 45 mph.

Eastern ND; central and northern MN and adjacent northwest WI: Winter Storm Watches Saturday and Sunday. 6-9 inches of snow and wind gusts to 40 mph possible. I-29, I-35, I-94 to be impacted.

— Eastern WI: Winter Storm Warnings (along the coast) and Advisories through midday today. Up to 2 additional inches of snow possible. I-43 impacted.

Eastern OK; central and southern AR: Scattered severe thunderstorms late Saturday afternoon and evening will be capable of producing large hail. A tornado or two is possible in southeast OK Saturday evening. I-30, I-40, I-44 potentially impacted.

— Southern and central MS; southern and central AL; western FL Panhandle: Scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds on Sunday. I-10, I-20, I-5, I-59, I-65 potentially impacted.


Northeast, central and southern MI; adjacent northern IN and OH: Winter Weather Advisories continue through late this morning. An additional 1-3 inches snow possible. I-69, I-75, I-80, I-90, I-94, I-96, OH Turnpike,IN Toll Road impacted.

Northern OH; central and northern PA; Allegheny Front in PA, MD, northeast WV; Southern-tier and western NY; lower Hudson Valley NY; northern NJ; western CT: Winter Storm Warnings (northeast PA) and Advisories today and tonight. Snow accumulations mostly 2-6 inches. I-68, I-70, I-76, I-78, I-79, I-80, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-87, I-88, I-95, I-99, OH and PA Turnpikes, NY Thruway impacted.

— Northwest NC and southwest VA: Wind Advisories this afternoon through Saturday morning. Gusts to 50 mph. I-77 impacted.

— Central PA; most of MD; northern and eastern VA; central and eastern NC: Strong winds morning. Gusts 30-40 mph. I-40, I-64, I-66, I-70, I-76, I-81, I-83, I-85, I-95, I-99, PA Turnpike impacted.

Southern and coastal GA; adjacent northern FL: Some thunderstorms might contain strong winds and hail this afternoon. I-10, I-75, I-95 potentially impacted.

— West-central, central and southwest GA: Scattered severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail and damaging winds on Sunday. I-75, I-85 potentially impacted.

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