Cascade Shores, Nevada County, CA Weather Summary for Dec 10, 2014
Current Temperature: 51.2°F
Current Conditions: Light Rain
Barometer: 30.05″ Falling
Today’s High: 54°
Last Night’s Low: 46°
Precipitation since midnight: .01″
Month to date: 5.96″
Year to date since July 1st: 16.83″
Precip. Total on this date last year: 5.54″
Daily Snowfall Total” 0″
Snowfall Total for the season 0″
A narrow band of very heavy rain and imbedded thunderstorms recently moved through the GV / NC areas producing between .30 and .60″ of rain in the span of under an hour. The rain cells moved from a south to north direction and recently moved through the North San Juan area. This is just the beginning of a major weather system that will impact Nor Cal tonight lasting into Friday. Expect rain and wind to increase as copious amounts of moisture move in from the west. As we’ve been advertising, this continues to be a potentially dangerous storm with strong damaging winds and very heavy amounts of rainfall associated with it. Winds 35-45 mph with gusts in the 55-60 mph range are likely in the foothills with higher gusts possible over the higher foothill peaks with downed trees and power outages likely.
4 or more inches of rain are very possible for Western Nevada County by the weekend with stream and street flooding likely. Hence, a flood Watch remains in effect from 10 PM PST this evening through Friday evening for the foothills.
In the Sierra, Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 7 AM Thursday to 4 AM Friday above 6500 feet. Heavy snow will develop in the early morning hours Thursday above 6500-7000 feet, with snow levels falling to around 4500-5000 feet by Thursday night into Friday. Up to a foot of snow is possible above 6000 ft with 2 feet (or more) possible at the higher elevations by the weekend. It is strongly advised to stay out of the mountains over the next couple of days, until the roads are cleared as road closures are likely.
Friday looks showery and cold with thunderstor5ms possible with snow levels around 4500-5000 feet. The weekend looking cloudy and unsettled with a shower possible.
Next week looks rainy and colder with lower snow levels.Snow possibly down to around 4000 ft at times with an outside chance of a little wet snow in the upper foothills.
Please stay safe everyone.
Tonight’s Forecast Low / Tomorrow’s Forecast High
Cascade Shores / Banner Mtn: 47/51°
Grass Valley / Nevada City: 48/54°
Lake of the Pines / Penn Valley: 52/56°