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Local Weather Radio ♣ Today is Saturday, January 21, 2017
Summary / Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
overcast, Snow fall
Snow fall with overcast skies
33.4°F Warmer 0.1°F than last hour.
Currently 33.4, Max: 33.5, Min: 33.1 Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
0.7°FWarmer 0.7°F than yesterday at this time.
Value Today Yesterday
High: 33.5°F
Low: 33.1°F
NWS High Low
Normal: 59.0°F 42.8°F
Record: 77.0°F 26.6°F
Year: 1976 1967
 Calm SE
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: 0.1 mph
120-Min Avg: 0.2 mph
Max Gust: 4.0 mph 2:38am
Month: 31.1 mph
Jan 8
Today: 0.15 in
Rate (/hr): 0.12 in
Storm Rain: 4.55 in
Yesterday: 1.48 in
January: 22.18 in
Last 7 Days: 4.40 in
Rain Season: 51.91 in
Rain Days: 3 in 2017
4 rain days in January
Last Rain: 1/21/2017 4:16 AM
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.636 inHg Rising 0.03 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Steady
3-Hr Trend: Rising
High: 29.636  | Low:  29.527
Humidity: 96 %  
Humidex: 29.6°F
Dew Point: 32.4°F Increased 0.1°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 33.0°F
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent, Moon at 23 days in cycle
UV Forecast Solar Information
21 Jan 2017   Low   2.1   
22 Jan 2017   Low   2.1   
23 Jan 2017   Low   1.6   
Solar Noon: 12:16PM
Total Sunlight Hrs: 09:52
Sunlight Change: 0:02 Min
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 33.4°F
Today: 31.4°F  at 2:39am
Yesterday: 27.6°F
Last Week: 28.6°F
Record: 14.0°F   08-Dec-2013
Today: 5.6
January: 562.9
2017 to Date: 562.9
Cooling Degree Days
2017 to Date: 0.0
Year High: 98.4°F
Almanac Snow Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:19am
Sunset: 5:11pm
Moonrise: 1:47am
Moonset: 12:36am
Full Moon: 12 January 2017
New Moon: 00:08 UTC 28 January 2017
Easter: 16 April 2017
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
January: 0.00 in
Season Total: 0.26 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow days in January
7 snow days in all 2010
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.273 kg/m
Day Time Records
    87.1 F on: Jun 08 2013   23.4F on: Dec 08 2013
Night Time Records
  75.4F on: Oct 09 2003 19.6F on: Dec 08 2013
ICN:16 ISS:Ok CON:4.7 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
-2.4 at 04:22 AM

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Winter Storm Warning Winter Storm Warning - West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada (California)
Click on link above to see details on the 1 NOAA advisory for zone CAZ069.

National Weather Service Forecast for: Alta, California
Updated:9:21 am PST Jan 21, 2017

Today: Rain and snow showers.  Temperature falling to around 33 by 5pm. South wind 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Rain/Snow


Tonight: Snow before 4am, then rain and snow. The rain and snow could be heavy at times.  Temperature rising to around 36 by 4am. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. Breezy. Snow

Sunday: Rain and snow showers. The rain and snow could be heavy at times.  High near 37. Breezy, with a south wind 23 to 28 mph decreasing to 14 to 19 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Rain/Snow and
Sunday Night: Rain and snow showers, becoming all snow after 10pm. The rain and snow could be heavy at times.  Low around 30. South wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Rain/Snow
then Snow

Monday: Snow showers likely, mainly after 10am.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. South southeast wind around 7 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Snow Showers
Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible. Chance Snow

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 38.Slight Chance
Snow Showers
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.Partly Cloudy


Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 42.Sunny

Hi 36 °FLo 32 °FHi 37 °FLo 30 °FHi 34 °FLo 29 °FHi 38 °FLo 29 °FHi 42 °F

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