Cascade Shores, Nevada County, CA Weather Summary for August 12, 2014
Current Temperature: 81.6°F
Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Barometer: 29.85″ Steady
Yesterday’s high: 87°
Last Night’s low: 64°
Precipitation since midnight: Trace
Month to date: .24″
Year to date since July 1st: .25″
We picked up a trace of rain last night from a few brief showers and also .02″ of rain yesterday from a brief downpour here in Cascade Shores. Other areas south of us in Placer and El Dorado counties received heavier rain. Parts of the Sierra also received heavy rain and hail up to 1“ plus diameter from severe thunderstorms. In fact, the NWS reports that there were 11,993 lightning strikes in California yesterday, many of which were cloud to cloud lightning. The increased activity did spark a multitude of small fires all over the Sierra Nevada and foothills. A few small fires were started locally from the lightning, all of which have been contained.
The closed low we talked about yesterday is finally ejecting inland today. That is also shifting the thunderstorm threat north and east of us into the northern Sierra, the Lassen / Cascade mountains and parts east into Nevada. So, other than a few clouds locally, skies should be clearing by Wednesday morning.
Forecast: Look for partly cloudy skies this afternoon, clearing overnight. Mostly fair skies for Wednesday and continue throughout the week with warm temperatures. Highs will range in the upper 70’s and 80’s with lows in the upper 50’s and 60’s.
Tuesday afternoon high’s:
Cascade Shores / Banner Mtn: 82°
Grass Valley / Nevada City: 85°
Lake of the Pines / Penn Valley: 88°