Snow Turning to Rain Below 5,000 feet Prompts Flood Warnings Later Today

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 03, 2017 / comments

Winter Weather Advisory 3:45 AM PST TUE JAN 3 2017
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS WINTER TRAVEL DOWN TO LOW ELEVATIONS WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES, CHAIN CONTROLS AND TRAFFIC DELAYS.

* TIMING...SNOW SHOWERS EXPECTED THROUGH TODAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 3 TO 6 INCHES AROUND 3000 FEET WITH AN INCH OR TWO DOWN TO AROUND 1500 FEET ELEVATION.

Flood Watch 3:30 AM PST TUE JAN 3 2017

...FLOOD WATCH FOR SIERRA NEVADA AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS...

.MOISTURE FROM THE PACIFIC WILL INTERACT WITH A COLD UPPER LOW JUST OFF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST AND BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL TO INTERIOR NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA. HEAVY RAINFALL AND INCREASING SNOW LEVELS WILL RESULT IN RUNOFF OF RAIN AND MELTING SNOW INTO SMALL STREAMS, CREEKS AND MAIN STEM RIVERS.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* THE WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA AND ADJACENT FOOTHILLS GENERALLY BELOW 5000 FEET.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS: A TOTAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY BELOW THE SNOW LINE

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING
SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT.
Wind Advisory 3:50 AM PST TUE JAN 3 2017

.ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL APPROACH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY
RESULTING IN INCREASINGLY GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS THE CENTRAL VALLEY AND FOOTHILLS BY LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...

* TIMING...LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...DIFFICULT DRIVING CONDITIONS. LOCAL POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE.

Local Extended Weather Forecast:

Detailed forecast for

Motherlode

Today

Rain and snow. Not as cool. Highs 40 to 52. No snow accumulation lower elevations...2 to 4 inches higher elevations. Prevailing southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight

Rain, windy. Lows 39 to 49. Prevailing southeast winds 20 to 40 mph.

Wednesday

Heavy rain. Highs 44 to 54. Prevailing south winds 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night

Rain in the evening, then rain showers likely after midnight. Colder. Lows 34 to 44. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph.

Thursday

Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning, then a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs 40 to 50. Prevailing southeast winds up to 15 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Colder. Lows 26 to 36.

Friday

Mostly sunny. Highs 41 to 49.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows 34 to 44.

Saturday Through Monday

Heavy rain. Breezy. Highs 46 to 56. Lows 35 to 50.