Travel & RV Weather Forecast Tuesday 8 November


** Heads Up ** High impact weather for the next three days: Heavy snow over the Sierra Nevada; high winds and snow over much of the west; and a blizzard is likely Wednesday night and Thursday over the Northern Plains. RVers in or traveling to Florida later this week should expect 3-5 feet of storm surge near the beach and difficult travel conditions Wednesday night and Thursday as Nicole moves through the Florida Peninsula


  • Heavy snow and high winds across much of California today, spreading into the Rockies.
  • Sub-tropical Storm Nichole will impact the East Coast of Florida and the Southeast Wednesday evening and Thursday. 3-5 feet of storm surge along the Florida and Georgia coast is likely.
  • Northern Plains may see blizzard conditions Wednesday night and Thursday..

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Pacific:

— South-central and southeast OR: Winter Weather Advisories this afternoon through Wednesday morning. 4 inches of snow expected.

Northern CA Trinity County: Winter Storm Warning through late tonight above 3000 feet. 7-15 inches of snow likely. I-5 impacted.

— Central CA coast: Wind Advisories this morning. Gusts to 45 mph. US-101, CA-1 impacted.

— Central CA Salinas Valley: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 50 mph. US-101 impacted.

Central CA Coast San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties: Wind Advisories today. Gusts 40-55 mph. Interior mountains will see gusts to 65 mph. US-101, CA-1 impacted.

CA Sierra Nevada: Winter Storm Warnings continue through early Wednesday morning. Additional snow accumulations generally 10-20 inches and 1-3 feet above 7000 feet. Wind gusts 35-50 mph, except much higher on the Sierra ridge lines. I-80, US-50, US-395 impacted.

Central, east-central and northeast NV: Winter Weather Advisories through late Tuesday night. 2-5 inches snow in the valleys and 5-10 inches at higher elevations. Up to 2 feet of snow in the Ruby Mountains. I-80, US-50 impacted.

Southern CA San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura and Los Angeles County Mountains: Winter Storms Warnings above 5500 feet today and Wednesday. Snow accumulations will range from a few inches at 5500 feet to 8 inches above 7500 feet. Winds may gust as high as 70 mph. I-5, I-10, I-15 impacted.

Much of southern and southeast CA; central and southern NV: High Wind Warnings and Advisories today and tonight. Wind Gusts generally 45-50 mph except to 60 mph in the Apple and Lucerne Valleys. Major highways impacted include I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15, I-40, US-50, US-395, CA-58

Southern CA coastal areas and inland mountains northward to Los Angeles County: Flood Watches through this evening. I-5, I-8, I-10, I-15 potentially impacted.

Mountain:

Much of central MT; southeast ID; western WY: Winter Storm Warnings (Yellowstone, Tetons, Gros Ventre and Wind River Ranges) and Advisories through Wednesday evening. Snow accumulations range from 3-5 inches over the plains and lower elevations to 6-12 inches in the mountains. I-15, I-84, I-90 impacted.

South-central WY: High Wind Watch late this evening through Wednesday afternoon. Gusts to 60 mph. I-80 impacted.

Western UT west of I-15; northwest and central AZ: Wind Advisories through tonight. Gusts 45-55 mph. I-17, I-40, I-80 impacted. I-15 on the edge of the advisory.

Northeast, central and southwest UT: Winter Storm Warnings this evening through Wednesday night. 1-2 feet of snow with gusts to 60 mph. I-15, I-70, I-80 impacted.

— Northwest CO: Wind Advisory today. Gusts to 50 mph.

Northwest, west-central CO and adjacent eastern UT: Winter Weather Advisories Wednesday and Wednesday night. Snow accumulations generally 6-10 inches. I-70 impacted.

Central:

Much of ND except northwest corner of state; much of SD except southeast corner of state; adjacent eastern MT and WY: Winter Storm Watches late Wednesday night through Friday morning. Blizzard conditions possible with 6-12 inches snow and wind gusts to 55 mph. I-29, I-90, I-94 potentially impacted.

Northern and northwest MN: Winter Storm Watches late Wednesday night through Friday afternoon. Snow and freezing rain with wind gusts to 40 mph. Up to 4-10 inches of snow and 1/4 inch ice possible. I-35, I-94 potentially impacted.

— South-central KS; western OK; eastern TX Panhandle: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-40 impacted.

— Southern LA and adjacent TX: Dense Fog Advisories this morning. I-10, I-49, I-55 impacted.

Eastern:

— Northern and northwest ME: Wind Advisories today. Gusts to 50 mph. I-95 impacted.

Southern coastal GA and most of the East Coast of FL: Storm Surge Warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings Wednesday night through early Friday morning. Much of the coast will see 3-5 feet of storm surge from Sub-tropical storm Nicole. Expect a sustained period of winds gusting greater than 40 mph starting Wednesday evening and continuing throughout Thursday.

East-central FL coast from West Palm Beach to Cape Canaveral: Hurricane Watch in effect for Nicole. Nicole is expected to make landfall Wednesday night as a strong tropical storm or marginal category 1 hurricane. Be prepared for wind gusts over 75 mph, especially along and near the beach.

— Much of the FL Peninsula including the Gulf Coast: Tropical Storm Watches are in effect associated with Nicole. Much of the central and northern FL Peninsula may see tropical storm force winds Wednesday night through midday Thursday.

— Nicole is a large storm. Regardless of its exact landfall location, its impacts will be felt along the coast from West Palm Beach northwards to GA and even the SC coast. If you are along the immediate beach or an a local known to be sensitive to storm surge, you should consider moving inland. You should expect gusts to reach near hurricane force between West Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral; otherwise expect strong winds gusting 40-60 mph. There will also be significant rainfall and some flooding. The St. Johns River is likely to rise to at or above flood stage in places from a combination of storm surge, northerly winds, and heavy rains in the watershed.

— As always, please monitor the National Hurricane Service, available here for the latest official information on Nicole and follow the directions and guidance of your local emergency management officials.


Severe Weather and Tropical Watches and Warnings

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NHC_Hurricane_Advisory for the latest Tropical Cyclone WARNINGS and information.

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#SPC_Tornado_Watch for the latest Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm WATCHES

— See https://rvweather.com/warnings-watches-and-advisories/#NWS_Tornado_Warning for the latest Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm, and Flash Flood WARNINGS.



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