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by NevadaCountyWX
2 weeks, 4 days ago

TODAY'S FORECAST

A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS! 45°F 6:00AM Hey hey Giovanni here. We missed out on the wet and wild weather to our north last night as a severe t'storm complex drenched Chico and the surrounding area with up to 5" of rain in some areas. No exciting weather like that today as NorCal will be in between storms. Today's temperature will reach the mid 50s with cool overnight lows in the mid 40s.

The forecast remains relatively unchanged as a weak storm is expected to arrive on Thursday, bringing periods of light rain and showers. A much stronger storm arrives Friday and is expected to continue into Saturday as a late season Atmospheric River event sets up to bring us the possibility for significant rainfall, with 1-3" of rain in town, and Sierra snow above 6500ft. Expect travel delays and chain restrictions over the Summit this weekend. A westerly flow will keep a chance of showers in the forecast through Monday afternoon. High pressure will chase the storm track north, bringing dry warmer weather Tuesday, and through the rest of the week.

The long range forecast still wants to dry us out and warm us up the second week of April, but another chance of rain looks possible around the 13th. Still too soon for any certainty, it may flip dry again. Have a mellow Wednesday!

Today -
*Mostly cloudy.
*A slight chance of showers
*Highs in the mid 50s.
*Lows in the mid 40s.

Truckee.....................................48°F - 30°F
GV/NC ......................................56°F - 44°F
Penn Valley/LOP.......................60°F - 46°F

Thursday -
*Weak system arrives.
*Rain likely.
*Snow levels above 6000ft.
*Highs in the low 50s.
*Lows in the low 40s.

Friday- Saturday -
*Strong storm arrives Friday.
*1-3" of rain possible in town.
*Snow levels above 6500ft.
*Chain restrictions likely over the Summit
*T'storms possible Saturday afternoon.
*Highs in the mid 50s.
*Lows in the mid 40s.

Sunday - Monday
*A chance of showers.
*Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy.
*Snow levels above 6500ft.
*Showers still possible Monday.
*Highs in the mid 50s.
*Lows in the mid 40s.

Tuesday -
*Partly cloudy.
*A slight chance of showers.
*Drying out.
*Highs in the mid 60s.

*Statewide Sierra Snow Pack - Current Observations: 49% of the Sierra range is covered in an average of 37" of snow. 162% of normal for this date.

Nevada City Rainfall -
*April 2018 rainfall...........................5.30"
*Average April rainfall......................4.84"
*Rain so far this month.....................1.12"

*Nevada City Rainfall as of 7/1/2018: 50.99" (92% /avg)
*Normal Average Rainfall by end of April: 58.82"
*Snowfall in Nevada City so far this season: 16"

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