Cascade Shores, Nevada County, CA Weather Summary for Dec 7, 2014
Current Temperature: 46.3°F
Current Conditions: Cloudy
Barometer: 30.18″ Steady
Yesterday’s High: 56°
Last Night’s Low: 46°
Precipitation since midnight: 0″
Month to date: 5.95″
Year to date since July 1st: 16.82″
Precip. Total on this date last year: 5.37″
Daily Snowfall Total” 0″
Snowfall Total for the season 0″
We saw partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures at the Shores and around the foothills today as a weak weather system moved in from the coast. Showers are falling along the coastal mountains and should impact the foothills sometime after midnight with light showers. Slight chances of showers will continue through Monday into Monday night with only a few hundredths to a tenth or so of rain in the foothills.
Tuesday into Wednesday looks partly cloudy and unsettled with a sprinkle or two possible.
That all changes come wednesday night. Forecast models are in agreement, pointing to a potent storm that will begin to impact Nor Cal late Wednesday into Wednesday night. The storm looks to have strong damaging winds and very heavy amounts of rainfall associated with it. We may see hunderstorms with added flash flood potential possibly late Thursday. If the forecast models maintain this storm track and strength, we will be looking at widespread major impacts from wind and heavy precipitation. Potential rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches in the valley and 5-10 inches in the foothills and mountains are a distinct possibility.
If the forecast holds, Western Nevada County may see 5-7 inches of rain (possibly more) by Sunday.
Again, an extended period of very strong winds will also be possible for the entire region with the potential for widespread tree damage and power outages. It would be wise to secure loose outdoor objects, including Holiday decorations, and should be secured or moved indoors in preparation for this storm.
In addition, it would be advisable to clear leaves from gutters and roofs to avoid obstruction. Also, have supplies ready in case of extended power outages (food, batteries, blankets, dry fire wood etc,).
In the Sierra, Heavy snow will develop above 7500-8000 feet late Wednesday with snow levels falling to around 5000 feet during the day Thursday. Up to a foot of snow is possible in the Truckee / Tahoe areas and 2-3 feet (or more) possible at the higher elevations.
Expect lingering showers Friday into Friday night and Saturday. Some of the forecast models are suggesting another storm moving into Nor Cal sometime Sun/Mon of next week. Stay tuned.
Be safe everyone.
Tonight’s Forecast Low / Tomorrow’s Forecast High
Cascade Shores / Banner Mtn: 44/56°
Grass Valley / Nevada City: 45/59°
Lake of the Pines / Penn Valley: 49/61°