Cascade Shores, Nevada County, CA Weather Summary for Oct 30, 2014
Current Temperature: 62.8°F
Current Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Barometer: 29.92″ Falling
Yesterday’s High: 72°
Last Night’s Low: 58°
Precipitation since midnight: 0″
Month to date: 2.83″
Year to date since July 1st: 4.52″
Precip. Total on this date last year: 2.65″
Normal Rainfall through Oct: 4.24″
Daily Snowfall Total” 0″
Snowfall Total for the season 0″
** Rain, Snow, and Cold Friday and into the Weekend **
High clouds streaming into the area today marks the first signs of a significant weather change to rainy colder weather beginning Friday afternoon and lasting well into the weekend.
We have a moderate sized storm headed our way. Not a huge storm, but a cold one, especially for the end of October. Forecast models vary slightly as to precipitation amounts. But taking a blend of all the forecast models, it’s looking like we’ll see around an inch of rain in the Grass Valley Nevada City areas with more possible in the upper foothill communities. The Sierra should see up to a foot of snow or more above 7000 feet with the heaviest amounts falling in the Central Sierra south of Lake Tahoe. The Truckee / Tahoe areas should see anywhere between 6 to 8 inches of snow, so expect chain controls and hazardous driving conditions in the Sierra beginning late Friday and lasting through the weekend. The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch beginning Friday morning and lasting through Saturday afternoon.
Snow levels should start around 7000 feet, lowering to between 4000 to 4500 feet by early Saturday morning. Highs today should range in the upper 60s to low 70s falling to mostly 50s Friday, even colder Saturday with highs only in the upper 40s to low 50s. Expect low temperatures in the 40s, 30s and 40s by the weekend.
Skies should clear Sunday morning with a mostly sunny day and partly cloudy skies. A fair weather pattern should set in for next week with mostly sunny skies with mild fall temperatures. However, cooler and wet weather may once again set in by the end of the work week.
Today’s Forecast High: / Tonight’s Forecast Low
Cascade Shores / Banner Mtn: 68/48°
Grass Valley / Nevada City: 70//46°
Lake of the Pines / Penn Valley: 72/50°