** Another chance of foothill snow, late Sunday into Monday! **
Cascade Shores Weather Summary for December 26, 2015
Current Temperature: 31°F
Barometer: 30.39 steady
Today’s high: 40
Last Night’s low: 24
Precipitation since midnight: .08 (melted snow in rain bucket)
Month to date: 13.74″
Year to date since July 1st: 19.78″
24 hour snowfall: 0 ; Total season snowfall: 7 inches
** Currently, the “Big Hill” has the closure signs up (soft closure) , with icy and snowy areas on the hill and around the area this evening. Use caution when driving. **
Outlook and Forecast: Another snowy, icy morning around the Shores led to mostly sunny skies with a few degrees warming today, just enough to melt a little of the remaining snow in the area. That will set the stage for another cold night with icy roads and slick driving conditions.
Although we only picked up a few inches of upper foothill snow out of the Christmas Eve storm, the Sierra picked up anywhere between 1 1/2 to 2 feet of powdery snow in the higher elevations, making for excellent skiing conditions this weekend. In fact, many of the Sierra ski resorts are already reporting more snow now then they received the entire season last year, so we are off to a great start for the Sierra snow pack!
A weak but very cold storm will move through Nor Cal and the foothills late Sunday into Monday. Sunday will start out mostly sunny with increasing clouds later in the day. That will lead to a chance of foothill snow overnight into Monday. The snow level will be low, 1500-2000 ft at least, maybe lower, with a dusting, up to an inch of snow in the GV / NC areas with 1-2 inches possible in the upper foothills. A slight chance of a dusting below 2000 ft. The rest of the week looks mostly sunny and cool with temperature slightly below normal under high pressure.
Beyond that, in the extended outlook, the forecast models continue to show dry weather through the end of the year into the first week of January. After that, a stormy pattern looks to return with milder, wetter storms affecting the entire state, including southern California, as more El Nino type storms begin to impact California.
Cascade Shores and Upper Foothill Forecast:
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