Monday, April 17, 2017

NWS: Stormy weather to continue until Thursday

From the National Weather Service:
Series of Pacific storms will continue to bring periods of mainly light to occasionally moderate precipitation today into Thursday. Some light to moderate snow possible in the mountains with a threat of thunderstorms Tuesday. There looks to be a break Wednesday, then another weak storm brings some light precipitation Wednesday evening into Thursday. Decreasing threat of showers by Thursday evening with dry and warmer weather Friday into the weekend.

Slick roads with mountain travel delays and possible chain controls
Increased Valley commute times with traffic slowdowns and wet roads
Thunderstorms possible Tuesday with lightning and gusty wind.

Forecast Confidence
High for wet weather
Medium for Thunderstorms

Timing and Strength

Showers today
Snow levels around 6000-7000 feet, light accumulations
Tonight - Tuesday
Liquid precipitation amounts: Central Valley up to 0.5 inches, Foothills/Mountains: 0.5 to 1.5 inches, locally higher over higher terrain
Snow levels 5000-7000 feet, light to moderate accumulations
Possibility of Valley thunderstorms Tuesday, mainly in the afternoon
Wednesday night - Thursday
Generally light precipitation amounts
Thursday night- Saturday
Dry weather returns with temperatures warming 5 to 10 degrees above normal
The photo is of work continuing at the Oroville Dam with storm clouds overhead, courtesy of the state Department of Water Resources.

The continuing stormy weather and still-accumulating snowpack are what made the DWR change its collective mind last week and boost the State Water Project allocation, I was told today.

For my story and for updates on Oroville and on water deliveries, keep checking

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