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Placerville California Live Weather Center
Elevation 1,703ft / 519m Updated: @   Saturday, August 1, 2015
Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
clear, Dry
Clear - Dry
84.7°F Warmer 2.6°F than last hour.
Heat Index: 82.8°F
High Today
12:58 PM
Low Today
6:34 AM
Yest High
3:26 PM
Yest Low
11:55 PM
Norm* High
Downtown P'ville
Norm* Low
Downtown P'ville
Rec* High
Rec* Low
* Downtown Placerville Norms & Records
24 hrs ago: 88.3°F falling arrow
Temp rate (hr): +2.6°F falling arrow
24 hr difference: -3.6°F falling arrow
High 1 Year Ago: 107.4 F°F falling arrow
Low 1 Year Ago: 77.4 F°F rising arrow
August High: 85.0°F
August Low: 61.4°F
P'ville Airport: 85.1°F
9:59 AM
 Wind from NW Wind: 

Gusting to:
2 mph
1 Bft 5 - Light Air
60-Min Avg: 1.7 mph
120-Min Avg: 2.3 mph
Max Gust Today: 15 mph
Month: 15 mph
Aug 1
Record Gust: 51 mph on 2/6/2012
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Season Rainfall1: 0.06 in
Normal to Date: 0.18 in
% of Normal: 33.3%
August Rain: 0.00 in
Last 7 Days2: 0.000 in
All Time (1 Day)2: 3.44 in
Last Rain2: 22 Days
Last Year to Date: 17.06 in
Last Rain: 07/10/2015 @ 7:25 AM
Barometer Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30 inHg Falling 0.02 °F/hr
Last Hour: Steady
High 8:14 AM: 30.043
Low 2:59 AM: 29.958
Record High: 30.507 inHg
Record Low: 29.436 inHg
Humidity: 32%  
Humidity (hr): 0%  
High 7:49 AM: 67%
Low 12:48 PM: 32%
Dew Point: 51.6°F Increased 2.3°F since last hour.
Dew Point (hr): 2.3°F Increased 2.3°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 65.6°F
Waning Gibbous, Moon age: 16 days, 8 hours, 14 minutes in cycle
Moon age: 16 days, 8 hours, 14 minutes
Rise: 8:27 PM
Set: 7:34 AM
Current UV Index Current Solar Energy
Sunburn in
30 Minutes
12:49 PM
946 W/m2
W/m2 SI
High Today4:
1:11 PM
946  W/m2 Record:1336 W/m2
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Heat Index Cooling Degree Days Sun
Current: 82.8°F
Today: 83.4°F  12:57pm
Yesterday: 94.3°F
Last Week: 101.9°F
Record: 107.2°F on 07-Apr-2013
Today: 0.6
August: 0.6
2015 to Date: 794.4
Heating Degree Days
2015 to Date: 1437.4
Real Time:
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Almanac Irrigation Index Station All Time Records  
Sunrise: 6:04am
Sunset: 8:15pm
Moonrise: 8:27pm
Moonset: 7:34am
Full Moon: 31 July 2015
4th Blood Moon Eclipse: 9/28/2015
New Moon: 14:54 UTC 14 August 2015
  Updated at Midnight:  
Current: 0.14 in   
7-Days Rain: 0.00 in   
7-Days ET: 1.44 in   
7-Day6: -1.44 in falling arrow
August: 0 in 
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.165 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: 27.1°F
14 hrs 11 min
of Sunlight Today
graph 59.1% 40.9%
Which is
1 min 51 sec Shorter
Than Yesterday
Storm Prediction Bodega Bay Tides Fire Danger Air Quality
1 hour, 9 minutes,
until high tide at:
02:22 PM PDT
Chandler Index:
Fire Danger:
55.4 at 1:12 PM
Chandler Burning Index: MODERATE
FWI Index:
Fire Danger:
40.0 of 232
Fire Weather Index: MODERATE
Air Quality


1.165 kg/m3
Current Control Status: ICN:0 | S3C2:5 | ISS:Ok | CON:2.5 | RCP:99%
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Downtown Placerville 3-Day Forecast: Updated at 8:41 am PDT Aug 1, 2015
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Mostly Sunny
Hi 89 °F
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Tonight

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east southeast in the evening. Partly Cloudy
Lo 66 °F
Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming east southeast in the evening. Sunday

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Mostly Sunny
Hi 88 °F
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening. Mostly Clear
Lo 63 °F
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Monday

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Sunny
Hi 87 °F
Sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Monday
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.Mostly Clear
Lo 60 °F
Mostly clear, with a low around 60.
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.
Downtown Placerville Forecast | West Placerville Forecast | East Placerville Forecast | North Placerville Forecast

Contiguous United States High & Low Temperatures

High Temperature for Friday, July 31, 2015
(as received by 2 pm EDT August 1)
118°F at Death Valley, CA
    Low Temperature for Saturday, August 1, 2015
(as received by 2 pm EDT August 1)
34°F at Stanley, ID

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Current Sunrise & Sunset Times for Placerville, California

    Sunrise/Sunset  Civil Twilight  Nautical Twilight  Astronomical
 Rising Times:    6:04 AM PDT  05:34 PST  04:58 PST  04:19 PST
 Setting Times:   8:15 PM PDT  20:44 PST  21:20 PST  22:00 PST
 Notes:    Total Sunlight Today: 14:11  |  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 the West Placerville location can sometimes vary a bit from Downtown Placerville by a few degrees, particularly during heatwaves in the summer. The downtown Placerville forecast 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 East (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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