Travel & RV Weather Forecast Monday 11 April

**High Impact Weather Days today through Wednesday ** Major late-season storm brings high winds, heavy snow and very cold temperatures to the West and then Northern Plains. Significant severe weather outbreak likely Tuesday and Wednesday over the Southern Plains, the Mid-Missouri Valley, Mississippi Valley and into the Midwest.

  • A major early spring storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Cascades through Monday, then the northern Inter-Mountain West through northern Plains Monday night into Thursday.
    • Much of North Dakota may see 1-3 feet of snow with blizzard conditions.
  • Severe weather will impact large areas of the southern Plains, the lower to middle Mississippi Valley and the Midwest through midweek. Some tornadoes may be strong.
  • High winds will continue in the central/southern High Plains and Southwest.

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For detailed weather information or routing recommendations, please submit an RV Weather Routing Request. Your local forecasts are always available here. Below are some highlights of significant weather, grouped by time zone:


WA Olympic and Cascades; OR Coastal Range above 1500 feet; OR Cascades; central and eastern OR; northwest CA coastal hills: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories through tonight and Tuesday. Significant snow levels from 1000-1500 feet in WA and OR to 2000 feet in northeast CA. Several inches snow accumulation in the valleys with up to 1-2 feet in the mountains and higher passes. Wind gusts 35-45 mph will be common. Major highways impacted include: I-5, I-84, I-90, US-101, US-395.

East-central and northeast WA; northern ID: Wind Advisories through late this evening. Gust to 50 mph. I -90 impacted.

— Southern OR Immediate coastline: High Wind Warning tonight through midday today. Gusts to 65 mph. US-101 impacted.

South-central OR; northeast CA: High Wind Warnings and Advisories through late this evening. Wind gusts to 65 mph. US-395 impacted.

CA Eastern Slopes of the Sierra, adjacent NV (including Reno), Mojave Desert, including Death Valley: High Wind Warnings through Monday night. Widespread wind gusts 60-75 mph with gusts to 80 mph in wind-prone areas of US-395. Major highways impacted include I-15, I-40, I-80, US-395, CA-58.

Virtually all of NV: High Wind Warnings (south, central and east) and Advisories from late this morning through early Tuesday morning. Gusts 55-70 mph. Major highways impacted include I-15, I-80, US-50.

CA Sierra Nevada Mountains: Winter Weather Advisories Monday and Monday evening above 4000 feet (north) to 5000 feet (south). 3-6 inches near snow level with 8-14 inches at higher elevations. Winds gusting to 50 mph at lower elevations and up to 100 mph on the ridge lines. I-80 impacted.

— Northeast NV: Winter Weather Advisory through Tuesday morning above 6000 ft. Snowfall 3-10 inches. Gusts to 55 mph. I-80 likely impacted.

Southern CA Mountains from Santa Barbara to the Mexican Border; southern CA coastal areas from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles; southern CA deserts including Imperial County, Joshua Tree NP and the Salton Sea: High Wind Warnings (mountains) and Advisories through Tuesday morning. Wind gusts 60-75 mph in the mountains and 45-55 mph elsewhere. Major highways impacted include I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, US-101.


Central and southern ID; most of MT; northern, western, and southwest WY; northeast and central UT; much of the CO Rockies: Winter Storm Warnings and Advisories midday today through Tuesday night, except through Wednesday for the CO Rockies. Accumulations generally 4-12 inches, except 1-2 feet in the Wasatch Mountains. Expect sustained periods of accumulating snow, wind gusts 35-50 mph, and very cold temperatures for mid-April. Major highways impacted include I-15, I-25, I-70, I-80, I-90, I-94.

Northwest MT: High Wind Warning this afternoon through Tuesday morning. Gust to 70 mph. I-90 impacted.

— Southwest ID along the I-84 corridor: Wind Advisories this afternoon and Tuesday. Gusts to 55 mph. I-84 impacted.

— Southeast WY: High Wind Watch Tuesday. Gusts to 65 mph. I-25, I-80 impacted.

Most of UT; northern and central AZ: High Wind Warnings and Advisories midday today through Tuesday morning. Gusts 55-75 mph. I-15, I-17, I-40, I-70, I-80 impacted.

Western, southern, and southeast CO; almost all of NM: High Wind Warnings, Watches, and Advisories this afternoon through Tuesday. Gusts 50-65 mph. I-10, I-25, I-40, I-70 impacted.


Western MT; western and central ND; northwest SD: Blizzard Warnings Tuesday through Thursday. Snow accumulations 1-2 feet and wind gusts to 50 mph. I-94 impacted.

— Eastern ND; northwest MN; northern SD: Winter Storm Watches Tuesday evening through Friday morning. Snow totals greater than 8 inches likely with wind gusts to 50 mph. I-29, I-94 impacted.

— Northern MN: Winter Weather Advisory through midmorning. Additional accumulation up to 2 inches. I-35 impacted.

West-central, southwest and central KS; western OK; TX Panhandle: High Wind Watch for Tuesday. Gusts to 65 mph. I-27, I-40, I-70 impacted.

— Northeast TX; northwest LA: Wind Advisory through this afternoon. Gusts to 40 mph. I-20, I-49 impacted.

— Southwest LA and adjacent TX: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 35 mph. I-10 impacted.

Northeast TX; southeast OK; most of AR; southern MO; western TN: Slight risk of severe thunderstorms today and tonight. Large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes all possible. Greatest risk is over central and northern AR. I-20, I-30, I-35, I-40, I-45, I-55 potentially impacted.

Southern MN; southwest WI; IA; eastern NE; eastern KS; MO; central and eastern OK; AR; eastern TX; LA; western MS: Significant risk of severe thunderstorms developing in this region Tuesday and Tuesday night. Very large hail, damaging winds and potentially strong tornadoes are the major threats. Greatest threat along an axis from Albert Lea MN to Austin TX.

— Southern WI; southwest MI; western IA; IL; IN; western OH; most of MO; western and central KY; most of TN; eastern OK; eastern TX; AR; LA; MS; most of AL; northwest GA: Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms likely Wednesday and Wednesday night. Very large hail, damaging winds and potentially strong tornadoes are the major threats.


— See last entry in Central Time Zone for Severe weather potential Wednesday in the East.

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