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Special Statement As of 5:06 am PST on February 26, 2015


... Cold system to bring lowering snow levels Friday through
Saturday...

.Impacts...
*winter driving conditions as low as 3500 ft with possible
   travel delays.
*Locally heavy rain and hail from thunderstorms Friday and
   Saturday may cause travel delays.

.Confidence...
*medium for lowering snow levels and moderate snow
   accumulations.
*Medium for thunderstorms.

.Timing and strength...
*precipitation will start early Friday morning over the northern
   mountains... spread south Friday and continue into Saturday.
*Heaviest rain and snow expected late Friday into Saturday.
*Snow levels around 5500 feet Friday will lower to as low as
   3500 ft by Saturday. Moderate snow accumulations will be
   possible above 5500 ft.
*Afternoon thunderstorms possible in the valley and foothills
   Friday and Saturday.

.Weather summary...
Northerly winds will increase Thursday as a cold system approaches
northern California. Precipitation will start in far northern
California early Friday and spread south through the day.
Precipitation will linger across the Sierra and possible northern
San Joaquin Valley on Sunday as the system moves off to the
southeast. Moderate snow accumulations may impact weekend travel
over the mountains. Another system may bring more showers early
next week.




506 am PST Thu Feb 26 2015


... Cold system to bring lowering snow levels Friday through
Saturday...

.Impacts...
*winter driving conditions as low as 3500 ft with possible
   travel delays.
*Locally heavy rain and hail from thunderstorms Friday and
   Saturday may cause travel delays.

.Confidence...
*medium for lowering snow levels and moderate snow
   accumulations.
*Medium for thunderstorms.

.Timing and strength...
*precipitation will start early Friday morning over the northern
   mountains... spread south Friday and continue into Saturday.
*Heaviest rain and snow expected late Friday into Saturday.
*Snow levels around 5500 feet Friday will lower to as low as
   3500 ft by Saturday. Moderate snow accumulations will be
   possible above 5500 ft.
*Afternoon thunderstorms possible in the valley and foothills
   Friday and Saturday.

.Weather summary...
Northerly winds will increase Thursday as a cold system approaches
northern California. Precipitation will start in far northern
California early Friday and spread south through the day.
Precipitation will linger across the Sierra and possible northern
San Joaquin Valley on Sunday as the system moves off to the
southeast. Moderate snow accumulations may impact weekend travel
over the mountains. Another system may bring more showers early
next week.



  5 Day Forecast for Sacramento, CA as of 2:35 PM PST on February 26, 2015
Thursday

Partly Cloudy
HI 72° F
LO 45° F
Friday

Chance of Rain
HI 63° F
LO 43° F
Saturday

Chance of a Thunderstorm
HI 61° F
LO 41° F
Sunday

Clear
HI 61° F
LO 41° F
Monday

Partly Cloudy
HI 63° F
LO 39° F
  Current Weather Conditions for Sacramento, CA as of 2:35 PM PST on February 26, 2015
Temperature   72° F Dew Point   41° F
Relative Humidity   33% Wind   NW 21 mph
Heat Index  N/A Sky   Clear
Visibility   10.0 Miles Pressure   29.92 in.
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  Extended Forecast for Sacramento, CA 1:00 PM PST on February 26, 2015
Thursday - Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 70F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 20 mph.
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Thursday Night - Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 45F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday - Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday Night - Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday - Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday Night - Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday - Clear. High of 61F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night - Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE after midnight.
Monday - Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night - Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday - Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night - Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday - Clear. High of 63F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night - Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Thursday - Clear. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Thursday Night - Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Friday - Clear. High of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Friday Night - Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Saturday - Clear. High of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Saturday Night - Clear. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Sunday - Clear. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Sunday Night - Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Monday - Clear with a chance of rain. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
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  Averages & Records Today      High Low
Average Temperature      63° 43°
Record Temperature      76° (1988) 29° (2011)
  Averages & Records Yesterday      High Low
Actual Temperature      66° 37°
Average Temperature      63° 43°
Record Temperature      76° (1991) 31° (1987)
  Averages & Records Last Year      High Low
  73° 42°
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