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Placerville California Live Weather Center
  METRIC |   IMPERIAL
LIVE WX GAUGES
Elevation 1,703ft / 519m Updated: @   Thursday, December 18, 2014
Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
overcast, Dry
Overcast & Dry
43.3°F Colder 0.1°F than last hour.
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High Today
43.4°F
2:15 AM
Low Today
42.9°F
12:00 AM
Yest High
46.3°F
12:04 PM
Yest Low
42.2°F
8:35 PM
Norm* High
57°F
Downtown P'ville
Norm* Low
33°F
Downtown P'ville
Rec* High
70°F
1998
Rec* Low
18°F
1965
* Downtown Placerville Norms & Records
24 hrs ago: 44.3°F falling arrow
Temp rate (hr): -0.1°F falling arrow
24 hr difference: -1°F falling arrow
High 1 Year Ago: 62.6 F°F rising arrow
Low 1 Year Ago: 45.1 F°F rising arrow
December High: 66.0°F
December Low: 37.1°F
Downtown P'ville: 41.3°F
12:00 AM
 Calm Wind: 
0.0

Gusting to:
0.0 mph
0 Bft 5 - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust Today: 1.7 mph
12:30am
Month: 39.1 mph
Dec 11
Record Gust: 50.6 mph on 12/11/2012
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.39 in
Season Rainfall1: 11.68 in
Normal to Date: 11.36 in
% of Normal: 102.8%
December Rain: 6.80 in
Last 7 Days2: 4.950 in
All Time (1 Day)2: 3.44 in
Last Rain2: 0 Days
Last Year to Date: 9.73 in
Last Rain: 12/17/2014 @ 2:49 PM
Barometer Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.16 inHg  
Last Hour: Steady
High 2:59 AM: 30.161
Low 1:14 AM: 30.144
Record High: 30.507 inHg
1/14/2014
Record Low: 29.436 inHg
2/28/2014
Humidity: 90%  
Humidity (hr): 0%  
High 12:00 AM: 90%
Low 12:00 AM: 90%
Dew Point: 40.6°F Decreased 0.1°F since last hour.
Dew Point (hr): 0.1°F Decreased 0.1°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 42.1°F
Morning Crescent, Moon age: 25 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes in cycle
13%
Illuminated
Moon age: 25 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes
Rise: 3:33 AM
Set: 2:21 PM
UV Summary/Forecast Solar Summary
High Yest:   0.6 @ 10:56 AM
Dec-18

1.7
Dec-19

1.6
Dec-20

1.6
0 W/m2
0%
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: 43.3°F
Low: 42.9°F  at 12:00am
Yesterday: 40.2°F
Last Week: 37.0°F
Record: 22.6°F on 06-Dec-2013
Today: 3.0
December: 249.1
2014 to Date: 2257.9
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 1504.1
Real Time:
Solar Image
Almanac Irrigation Index Station All Time Records  
Sunrise: 7:16am
Sunset: 4:43pm
Moonrise: 3:33am
Moonset: 2:21pm
Full Moon: 6 December 2014
3rd Blood Moon: 4/4/2015
New Moon: 01:36 UTC 22 December 2014
  Updated at Midnight:  
Current: 0.00 in   
7-Days Rain: 4.95 in   
7-Days ET: 0.13 in   
7-Day6: 4.82 in falling arrow
December: 6.45 in falling arrow
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.269 kg/m
HIGHS: LOWS:
111.7°F
05-Sep-2010
22.8°F
08-Dec-2013
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: 31.8°F
Sunlight:
9 hrs 27 min
of Sunlight Today
graph 39.4% 60.6%
Which is
0 min 58 sec Shorter
Than Yesterday
Storm Prediction Bodega Bay Tides Fire Danger Air Quality
5 hours, 24 minutes,
until high tide at:
08:48 AM PST
Chandler Index:
Fire Danger:
-1.7 at 03:24 AM
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
FWI Index:
Fire Danger:
0.0 of 232
Fire Weather Index: MINIMAL
Air Quality
Index3:

Moderate

Density:
1.269 kg/m3
Current Control Status: ICN:13 | S3C2:5 | ISS:Ok | CON:3.7 | RCP:98%
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  METRIC |   IMPERIAL

Placerville Downtown: Overnight thru Saturday: Updated at 2:30 pm PST Dec 17, 2014
Overnight

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 42 °F
Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 42. East southeast wind around 6 mph. Thursday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Hi 50 °F
Partly sunny, with a high near 50. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Thursday
Night

Rain Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Rain
Likely
Lo 41 °F
Rain likely after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday

Rain Likely. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Rain
Likely
Hi 50 °F
Rain likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 50. South southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Friday
Night

Chance Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Chance
Showers
Lo 42 °F
A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 42. East southeast wind around 6 mph. Saturday

Slight Chc Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Hi 52 °F
A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52.
PLEASE NOTE: This forecast is for the downtown Placerville area or for those near the 1,850 ft. elevation. See "Live Panel Footnotes with Location & Forecast Info" below for instructions or click on a forecast location below.
D-town Placerville Forecast | Lower Placerville Forecast | Upper Placerville Forecast | Placerville 10 Day Forecast

Contiguous United States High & Low Temperatures

High Temperature for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
(as received by 1 am EST December 18)
81°F at Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Low Temperature for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
(as received by 1 am EST December 18)
-7°F at Willow City, ND



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 Rising Times:    7:16 AM PST  06:45 PST  06:12 PST  05:39 PST
 Setting Times:   4:43 PM PST  17:15 PST  17:49 PST  18:21 PST
 Notes:    Total Sunlight Today: 9:27:00  |  Learn More

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.   2 When there is measurable rainfall for the day, 3 different 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 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 since then to around 100,000 weather related web pages.

Temperatures for this Lower Placerville location can sometimes vary a bit from Downtown Placerville by a few degrees, particularly during heatwaves in the summer. The downtown Placerville forecast as seen below is for the downtown Placerville area near the 1,850 ft. elevation. If you live in downtown Placerville or near the 1,850 foot elevation, use the forecast seen on this page or click HERE. For the lower Placerville elevations use the forecast found HERE. For the higher Placerville locations use the forecast found HERE. The Placerville area is very hilly and has 11 different micro climates and spans in elevation from about 1600 feet to about 2.600 feet.

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, 8 years of Placerville data as of this writing. Normals & Records are based on downtown Placerville historic records dating back decades, not on this stations data. We do however use our own historic station data in many other instances.  


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