Another wet weekend ahead

Mar 11, 2016 10:51 PM by Kris Kuyper

It was another wet day around the North State today, and we're not done... more rain is coming this weekend!

Today was day 2 of our 4 days of rain. Our morning started out wet, but the steady rain turned to showers by the afternoon as the atmospheric river was finally pushed east of us. Scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms popped up in the afternoon, but that activity will wind down overnight.

Storm #3 moves in from the Pacific tomorrow. It looks like it will give us between 1/2" and 1" of rain again tomorrow, but with gustier winds... south winds will gust up to 40 mph! Snow levels should remain near 5500', so if you're going to Lake Tahoe this weekend, you'll need your chains or 4WD!

The final storm of the series will arrive Sunday, with yet more rain (again, around 1/2" to 1") and south winds that should gust 40 to 45 mph. With the ground saturated now, that could topple a few trees with weak roots... power outages are yet again possible!

A few showers will linger into Monday morning, then the skies will clear through the day. We'll stay cool Monday and Tuesday (with a breezy north wind Tuesday), then Valley highs will warm to near 70 to finish out the week as we stay dry.

As of Friday evening at 7pm, Lake Oroville was at about 810' elevation (top is 900'), and that puts it at about 90% of average for this date. I wouldn't be surprised to see it get to 830' by next week, possibly higher. Great news!


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