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Elevation 1,703ft / 519m Updated: @   Sunday, August 28, 2016
Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
clear, Dry
Clear & Dry
84.8°F Colder 5.3°F than last hour.
Heat Index: 82.5°F
High Today
4:01 PM
Low Today
6:06 AM
Yest High
5:23 PM
Yest Low
7:12 AM
Norm* High
Downtown P'ville
Norm* Low
Downtown P'ville
Rec* High
Rec* Low
* Downtown Placerville Norms & Records
24 hrs ago: 79.6°F falling arrow
Temp rate (hr): -5.3°F falling arrow
24 hr difference: 5.2°F falling arrow
High 1 Year Ago: 96.9 F°F rising arrow
Low 1 Year Ago: 68.3 F°F rising arrow
August High: 100.4°F
August Low: 50.2°F
Near Downtown: 84°F
6:49 PM
EL: 1,752
 Calm Wind: 

Gusting to:
0 mph
0 Bft 5 - Calm
60-Min Avg: 0.4 mph
120-Min Avg: 1.1 mph
Max Gust Today: 15 mph
Month: 24 mph
Aug 6
Record Gust: 62 mph on 3/5/2012
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Season Rainfall1: 0.00 in
Normal to Date: 0.28 in
% of Normal: 00.0%
August Rain: 0.00 in
Last 7 Days2: 0.000 in
1Day High Oct 20102: 3.44 in
Last Rain2: 95 Days
Last Year to Date: 8.46 in
Last Rain 05/24/2016 @ 6:42 PM
Barometer Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.07 inHg Rising 0.01 °F/hr
Last Hour: Steady
High 8:14 AM: 30.132
Low 1:14 AM: 30.050
Record High: 30.531 inHg
Record Low: 25.546 inHg
Humidity: 28% Increased 6% since last hour.
Humidity (hr): 6% Increased 6% since last hour.
High 7:43 AM: 84%
Low 2:55 PM: 18%
Dew Point: 48.1°F Increased 1.9°F since last hour.
Dew Point (hr): 1.9°F Increased 1.9°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 64.3°F
Morning Crescent, Moon age: 26 days, 6 hours, 32 minutes in cycle
Moon age: 26 days, 6 hours, 32 minutes
Rise: 3:46 AM
Set: 5:11 PM
Current UV Index Current Solar Energy
Sunburn in
N/A Minutes
12:34 PM
18 W/m2
W/m2 SI
High Today4:
12:57 PM
918  W/m2 Record:1387 W/m2
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Heat Index Cooling Degree Days Sun
Current: 82.5°F
Today: 90.2°F  4:01pm
Yesterday: 84.0°F
Last Week: 90.1°F
Record: 110.5°F on 07-Sep-2010
Today: 0.6
August: 292.9
2016 to Date: 1010.0
Heating Degree Days
2016 to Date: 1709.4
Real Time:
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Almanac Irrigation Index Station All Time Records  
Sunrise  sunrise 6:30am
Sunset  sunset 7:38pm
Moonrise: 3:46am
Moonset: 5:11pm
Full Moon: 18 August 2016
New Moon: 09:04 UTC 1 September 2016
  Updated at Midnight:  
Current: 0.22 in   
7-Days Rain: 0.00 in   
7-Days ET: 1.06 in   
7-Day6: -1.06 in falling arrow
August: -4.81 in falling arrow
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.168 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
13 hrs 8 min
of Sunlight Today
graph 54.7% 45.3%
Which is
2 min 24 sec Shorter
Than Yesterday
Storm Prediction Bodega Bay Tides Fire Danger Air Quality
3 hours, 9 minutes,
until high tide at:
09:58 PM PDT
Chandler Index:
Fire Danger:
67.7 at 6:49 PM
Chandler Burning Index: MODERATE
FWI Index:
Fire Danger:
31.1 of 232
Fire Weather Index: LOW
Current Air Quality:
Density: 1.168 kg/m3
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Current Control Status: ICN:0 | S3C2:5 | ISS:Ok | CON:4.8 | RCP:99%
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Downtown Placerville 3-Day Forecast: Updated at 2:41 pm PDT Aug 28, 2016

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 60. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Clear
Lo 60 °F
Clear, with a low around 60. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Monday

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Sunny
Hi 89 °F
Sunny, with a high near 89. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Monday
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Mostly Clear
Lo 59 °F
Mostly clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Sunny
Hi 85 °F
Sunny, with a high near 85. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Tuesday
Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening. Clear
Lo 58 °F
Clear, with a low around 58. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Wednesday

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.Sunny
Hi 84 °F
Sunny, with a high near 84.
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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U. S. Lower 48 High & Low Temperatures of the Day

High U.S. Temperature for:
Sunday, August 28, 2016
(as received by 8 pm EDT August 28)
[ 113°F at Death Valley, CA ]
    Low U.S. Temperature for:
Sunday, August 28, 2016
(as received by 8 pm EDT August 28)
[ 25°F at Stanley, ID ]

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Down arrow over ruler points to current Placerville Time

Key Sunrise/Sunset Civil Twilight Nautical Twilight Astronomical Twilight
Rise: 06:30 06:01 05:29 04:55
Set: 20:37 21:06 21:39 22:13
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What is Live Weather & How Does it Work:

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. We keep extraordinary precise measurements of our rainfall. All of our rainfall is backed up daily by two separate professional rain gauges that are THE standard in the weather industry. During the fall & early spring when the oak tree leaves fly in the fall or oak flowers in the spring, the main rain guage for our Davis VP Pro+ Weather Station can get plugged up with leaves, pollen & debris. We then carefully measure the rain in our backup gauges and adjust the rainfall totals accordingly. The clogging up is worse in the spring with the oak flowers/pollen than in the fall. So if you see the rainfall totals unexpectedly jump up, then it was most likely due to our manual rainfall adjustment.   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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