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Placerville California Live Weather Center
Elevation 1,703ft / 519m Updated: @   Saturday, February 13, 2016
Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
clear, Dry
Clear - Dry
49.0°F Colder 1.2°F than last hour.
High Today
12:26 AM
Low Today
2:35 AM
Yest High
1:43 PM
Yest Low
5:51 AM
Norm* High
Downtown P'ville
Norm* Low
Downtown P'ville
Rec* High
Rec* Low
* Downtown Placerville Norms & Records
24 hrs ago: 50.0°F falling arrow
Temp rate (hr): -1.2°F falling arrow
24 hr difference: -1°F falling arrow
High 1 Year Ago: 78.2 F°F rising arrow
Low 1 Year Ago: 48.7 F°F falling arrow
February High: 77.9°F
February Low: 28.9°F
Placerville Airport: 49.1°F
@ 11:29 PM
 Calm Wind: 

Gusting to:
0 mph
0 Bft 5 - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust Today: 1 mph
Month: 15 mph
Feb 1
Record Gust: 51 mph on 1/19/2012
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Season Rainfall1: 20.14 in
Normal to Date: 24.64 in
% of Normal: 81.7%
February Rain: 0.10 in
Last 7 Days2: 0.000 in
All Time (1 Day)2: 3.44 in
Last Rain2: 9 Days
Last Year to Date: 4.33 in
Last Rain On  02/02/2016 @ 11:46 AM
Barometer Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.2 inHg Rising 0.01 °F/hr
Last Hour: Steady
High 2:29 AM: 30.195
Low 12:29 AM: 30.174
Record High: 30.507 inHg
Record Low: 29.415 inHg
Humidity: 58% Increased 2% since last hour.
Humidity (hr): 2% Increased 2% since last hour.
High 12:02 AM: 60%
Low 1:26 AM: 55%
Dew Point: 34.9°F Decreased 0.2°F since last hour.
Dew Point (hr): 0.2°F Decreased 0.2°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 43.1°F
Evening Crescent, Moon age: 5 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes in cycle
Moon age: 5 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes
Rise: 10:13 AM
Set: 10:38 PM
UV Summary/Forecast Solar Summary
High Yest:   1.8 @ 12:35 PM



0 W/m2
W/m2 SI
High Today4:
12:00 AM
W/m2 Record:1336 W/m2
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Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 49.0°F
Low: 49.0°F  at 2:35am
Yesterday: 48.7°F
Last Week: 52.8°F
Record: 22.6°F on 06-Dec-2013
Today: 1.5
February: 194.5
2016 to Date: 769.1
Cooling Degree Days
2016 to Date: 0.0
Real Time:
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Almanac Irrigation Index Station All Time Records  
Sunrise  sunrise 6:57am
Sunset  sunset 5:37pm
Moonrise: 10:13am
Moonset: 10:38pm
Full Moon: 22 February 2016
New Moon: 01:55 UTC 9 March 2016
  Updated at Midnight:  
Current: 0.01 in   
7-Days Rain: 0.00 in   
7-Days ET: 0.41 in   
7-Day6: -0.41 in falling arrow
February: -0.42 in falling arrow
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.257 kg/m
Day Time Records
   111.7°F on:
Sep 05 2010
 22.8°F on:
Dec 07 2013
Night Time Records:
   86.5°F on:
Jul 04 2013
 22.8°F on:
Dec 07 2013
Coldest Night This Year: 28.9°F
10 hrs 40 min
of Sunlight Today
graph 44.4% 55.6%
Which is
2 min 16 sec Longer
Than Yesterday
Storm Prediction Bodega Bay Tides Fire Danger Air Quality
59 minutes,
until high tide at:
03:41 AM PST
Chandler Index:
Fire Danger:
9.3 at 02:42 AM
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
FWI Index:
Fire Danger:
10.2 of 232
Fire Weather Index: MINIMAL
Current Air Quality:
Density: 1.257 kg/m3
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Current Control Status: ICN:1 | S3C2:5 | ISS:Ok | CON:2.3 | RCP:99%
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Downtown Placerville 3-Day Forecast: Updated at 2:06 am PST Feb 13, 2016

Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Mostly Clear
Lo 50 °F
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Saturday

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Sunny
Hi 71 °F
Sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Saturday
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the evening. Partly Cloudy
Lo 47 °F
Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Calm wind becoming east northeast around 6 mph in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Mostly Sunny
Hi 75 °F
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Sunday
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Mostly Clear
Lo 50 °F
Mostly clear, with a low around 50. East northeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Washington's
Washington's Birthday: Sunny, with a high near 74.Sunny
Hi 74 °F
Sunny, with a high near 74.
PLEASE NOTE: This forecast is for downtown Placerville, CA. & those near 1,850 ft. elevation. See "Live Panel Footnotes with Location & Forecast Info" on bottom of page for footnotes or click on a forecast location below.
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Daily United States Lower 48 High & Low Temperatures

High Temperature for Friday, February 12, 2016
(as received by 1 am EST February 13)
[ 93°F at Riverside, CA ]
    Low Temperature for Friday, February 12, 2016
(as received by 1 am EST February 13)
[ -28°F at Mount Washington, NH ]

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Current Sunrise & Sunset Times for Placerville, California

   Sunrise/Sunset Civil Twilight Nautical Twilight Astronomical Twilight
 Rising Times:    6:57 AM PST  06:27 PST  05:56 PST  05:25 PST
 Setting Times:   5:37 PM PST  18:07 PST  18:39 PST  19:09 PST
 Notes:    Total Sunlight Today: 10:40 spacerLearn More

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Our wireless, solar powered [green energy], Davis Vantage Pro2 Plus outdoor weather station transmits weather data to an indoor weather control console which collects all of the weather data. The indoor weather control console is wired directly to the El Dorado Weather computer server. This control console transmits data directly to the server which then uploads the data via FTP to our on-line El Dorado Weather web server. The time it takes from the outdoor weather station to the web server is approximately 2 to 3 seconds. Although we can set it to update "this page" every 3 to 4 seconds, we usually set it to update about every 45 seconds to save on bandwidth.

When new weather data is received it updates the data on the above weather panel. You can visually see newly updated data on the weather panel when it briefly flashes the data in green for about two seconds and then returns back to normal with the updated value. Only the data being updated will flash to green. The time of day and or date will independently flash green whenever there is a data update with the new time and date of the latest updated values.

Our Location:

All of the weather data above is taken from our Placerville CA. location, at an elevation of 1709 feet. We are located near the top of a hill which faces towards the Southwest. This location often receives higher rainfall amounts when storms have more favorable orographics for the Sierra Nevada Mountains and its foothills.
Live Panel Footnotes with Location & Forecast Info

1 Rain season: July 1st to June 31st.   2 When there is measurable rainfall for the day, 3 separate data fields appear, the average hourly rainfall rate (Rate /hr), the average hourly rainfall rate high for the day (Rate High /hr) and the total rainfall for the storm (Storm Rain). Otherwise precipitation for the last 7 days, the highest rainfall day on record & number of days since the last precipitation are used. Day record is the most rainfall amount on any 24 hour day at the station since 6/22/2014.).   3 Air Quality Index is provided by Minnesota Polution Control Agency and is updated hourly between the hours of 6AM and Midnight.   4 Solar Index represents either an absolute scale of solar energy (W/m²) using the station’s recorded maximum or a percentage of computed theoretical solar maximum using the station’s location and time of day. These indices differ most when the sun is low on the horizon. The current scale is shown, and will toggle if it or the icon is clicked.   5 Beaufort wind force number and Beaufort scale in text).   6 Estimated amount of water needed to replace the water used by plants and evaporation from the past week. (Negative numbers mean amount of water needed, positive numbers mean excess water is present).  

Placerville Location & Forecast Information: This weather station is located at 1,703 ft, about 1 mile SE of highway 50 and El Dorado Rd. We have been providing Placerville, CA with live online weather data since June of 2006. This is one of our original web pages from our birth back in 2006. This page has seen many upgrades over the years. We have grown steadily since then to around 100,000 weather related web pages to serve most cities and towns across the entire world.

Placerville has many different elevation changes which manifests itself in 11 different micro climates. Placerville spans elevations from near 1,600 feet up to near 2,600 feet. This is why we offer 4 different forecasts for Placerville in order to cover the different elevations and provide more accurate forecasts.

All of Placerville's 4 different forecast links are located right below the forecast icons on this web page. They are highlighted in yellow.

Data Measurement Information: As with many locations in the foothills, trees can be a factor in the mornings and later in the afternoon for measurements such as Wind, Solar & UV. Particularly in the cold season when the sun is low on the horizon. Our anemometer is 26 feet high, but still wind runs a few mph lower than normal in a couple directions where trees are present, which is accurately adjusted for. Our station data records go back to June 22, 2006, 9 years of Placerville data as of this writing. Normals & Records are based on downtown Placerville historic records dating back decades, not from this stations shorter term data. We do however use our own historic station data in many other instances.  

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