SEVERE WEATHER

  • Solano
  • Special Weather Statement

    Solano, CA

    CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY-SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-
    CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-
    MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
    CLEAR LAKE/SOUTHERN LAKE COUNTY-
    NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY-MOTHERLODE-
    WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-
    WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-
    442 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014

    ...COLDER PACIFIC STORM TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY...

    * IMPACTS: CHAIN REQUIREMENTS POSSIBLE WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW OVER
    TRANS-SIERRA MOUNTAIN PASSES TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY SATURDAY.
    POTENTIAL THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN, SMALL HAIL, AND
    GUSTY WIND.

    * CONFIDENCE: HIGH IN TIMING. MEDIUM IN PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AND
    THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

    * TIMING: PRECIPITATION THEN INCREASES AND SPREADS OVER ALL OF
    INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY. BEST
    THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ARE FRIDAY INTO FRIDAY EVENING OVER THE
    SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO AND NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEYS.

    * SNOW LEVELS: INITIALLY AROUND 6000 TO 7000 FEET TODAY INTO
    TONIGHT...LOWERING TO AROUND 4500 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY.

    * PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS: GENERALLY AROUND HALF AN INCH OR LESS IN
    THE CENTRAL VALLEY WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTHILLS
    AND MOUNTAINS AND WITH THUNDERSTORMS. SNOW AMOUNTS FROM 5 TO 10
    INCHES OVER THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN TERRAIN.

Video Forecast
Get ready for drastic changes over the next 36 hours. A developing storm will move over the Bay Area to drop temperatures and bring a brief round of rain. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri tracks the storm timeline and what it could mean for the upcoming weekend.
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