Hello RTA'ers. I am switching jobs and will be moving from bay area (SFO) to Seattle in Washington. I am planning to move on January 1st or 2nd and I drive a Honda Accord '99. I wanted to know how bad the weather conditions would be around this period. I plan to drive on I-5 North all the way upto Seattle. I got warned about bad driving conditions like hail/fog/storm along the California-Oregon border. Is this true ? I didn't plan to drive in one stretch. My idea was to start after Sunrise and stop at a Motel after dusk to avoid driving in night. Being from CA, I have never experienced driving in snow. I do plan to take snow chains however.
If the weather is really bad around New year's time, I can ship the car and fly myself, but this is going to be more expensive which I wouldnt mind if driving is risky.
Can somebody also advise on weather map forecasts which are best suited for road trips such as these.
P.S I have driven a few times from SFO to San Diego which was fine by me.