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by NevadaCountyWX
4 weeks, 2 days ago
WELCOME WINTER! 55°F 10:30 AM Hey hey Giovanni here. Winter arrives later today and with it increasing clouds as another Pacific winter storm brings us a chance of rain late tonight. Expect today's daytime highs in the mid 50s and overnight lows in the mid 40s.

Rain arrives late tonight with snow falling above 4500ft. We may see up to 1" of rain with 6-8" of snow at resort level through Sunday evening before clearing arrives late. Monday looks partly cloudy and dry but another possibility of rain and snow as low as 3000ft will develop on Tuesday into Christmas day as a series of cold but weak systems affect NorCal. Zero accumulation of snow is expected in NC /GV, with upper foothill communities like Banner and Cascade Shores maybe receiving a light dusting. Not even the Sierra is expected to receive much snow as this system is expected to be more of a slider with the upper Low too far off the coast to really bring a lot of moisture. The rest of the week looks unsettled as another weak system impacts our weather.

The long range forecast looks to remain unsettled through the last days of the year. No major storms are on tap, with January potentially starting out dry.

Today -
*Partly cloudy to mostly sunny.
*Increasing clouds tonight.
*Rain possible late.
*Highs in the mid 50s.
*Lows in the low 40s.

Truckee.......................................48°F - 28°F
GV/NC .......................................55°F - 45°F
Penn Valley/LOP.........................57°F - 49°F

Sunday -
*A chance of rain by morning.
*Moderate rain.
*Up to 1" of rain possible in town.
*Snow levels above 4500ft.
*6-8" of snow at resort levels.
*Rain changing to showers
*Showers ending late.
*Highs in the mid 40s.
*Lows in the low 30s.

Monday -
*Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy.
*Highs in the mid 40s.
*Lows in the low 30s.

Tuesday - Christmas Day
*Colder storm
*A wintry mix possible below 3000ft.
*No snow accumulation in NC/GV
*Little snow accumulation in the Sierra.
*Highs in the low 40s.
*Lows in the mid 30s.

Thursday - Friday
*Showers with a wintry mix possible.
*No accumulation in town.
*Highs in the mid 40s.
*Lows in the mid 30s.

Nevada City Rainfall -
*December 2018 rainfall........................3.80"
*Average December rainfall..................12.05"
*Rain so far this month..........................7.51"

*Nevada City Rainfall as of 7/1/2019: 10.83" (41% /avg)
*Normal Average Rainfall by end of December: 23.59"
*Snowfall in Nevada City so far this season: 8"

*Statewide Sierra Snow Pack - Current Observations: 47% of the Sierra range is covered in an average of 8" of snow. 109% of normal for this date.

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