Batten Down the Hatches as More Weather Blows In

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 06, 2017 / comments

Flood and High wind alert issued as warm rain soaks deep snowpack.

Hazardous Weather Conditions Pending:

 1) Flood Watch in effect from THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
 2) Wind Advisory in effect from MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON PST TUESDAY
 3) Flood Warning in effect from February 7, 05:33 AM PST

1) FLOOD WATCH - WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... [from February 6, 10:00 PM PST until February 8, 04:00 PM PST]

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH:

* A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS  THE INTERIOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATER TODAY INTO EARLY  WEDNESDAY. THE COMBINATION OF SATURATED GROUND, HEAVY RAIN AND  SOME SNOW MELT WILL RESULT IN LARGE AMOUNTS OF RUNOFF INTO  RIVERS AND STREAMS.

* SIGNIFICANT RISES IN RIVERS AND STREAMS DRAINING THE WEST SLOPES  OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA CAN BE EXPECTED BEGINNING TONIGHT.  ELSEWHERE, FLOODING OF POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND FLOOD PRONE  CREEKS AND STREAMS.

2) Wind Advisory - URGENT WEATHER MESSAGE

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON PST TUESDAY... [February 7, 12:00 AM PST until February 7, 12:00 PM PST]

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON PST TUESDAY.

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT INTO MIDDAY TUESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...POSSIBLE DOWNED TREES AND POWER OUTAGES ALONG WITH  DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE  VEHICLES.

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT GUSTS TO 40 MPH OR HIGHER ARE POSSIBLE. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

3) Flood Warning - Cosumnes River At Michigan Bar

...The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Flood Warning for the following rivers in California...

  Cosumnes River At Michigan Bar

A series of storms is expected to produce some major rises on San Joaquin River watersheds. The Cosumnes River at Michigan Bar is forecast to reach flood stage Tuesday morning. The large snowpack is expected to attenuate higher elevation runoff.

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Detailed forecast for Motherlode

Today

Rain, breezy. Highs 45 to 59. Prevailing south winds 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight

Heavy rain. Breezy. Lows 40 to 52. Prevailing southeast winds 10 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

Tuesday

Heavy rain. Windy. Highs 50 to 60. Prevailing south winds 15 to 30 mph. Gusts to around 40 mph.

Tuesday Night

Rain. Lows 45 to 55. Prevailing southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday

Rain. Highs 54 to 64. Prevailing southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Rain showers. Lows 47 to 57.

Thursday

Rain. Highs 53 to 63.

Thursday Night

Rain. Lows 43 to 53.

Friday

Rain showers. Highs 47 to 61.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Colder. Lows 35 to 43.

Saturday

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers. Highs 48 to 60.

Saturday Night

Clear. Lows 35 to 41.

Sunday

Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 62.