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Placerville California Live Weather Center
Elevation 1,703ft / 519m Updated: @   Thursday, September 18, 2014
Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
mostly cloudy, Dry
Dry / mostly cloudy
61.0°F Colder 1.1°F than last hour.
Feels Like: 61°F
High Today
12:00 AM
Low Today
2:31 AM
Yest High
3:53 PM
Yest Low
7:06 AM
Norm* High
Downtown P'ville
Norm* Low
Downtown P'ville
Rec* High
Rec* Low
* Downtown Placerville Norms & Records
24 hrs ago: 63.2°F falling arrow
Temp rate (hr): -1.1°F falling arrow
24 hr difference: -2.2°F falling arrow
High 1 Year Ago: 84.5 F°F rising arrow
Low 1 Year Ago: 52.8 F°F falling arrow
September High: 102.4°F
September Low: 56.2°F
Marshall Hospital: 58.9°F
2:16 AM
 Calm Wind: 

Gusting to:
0.0 mph
0 Bft 5 - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust Today: 0.0 mph
Month: 24.2 mph
Sep 1
Record Gust: 50.6 mph on 3/12/2012
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Season Rainfall1: 0.08 in
Normal to Date: 0.80 in
% of Normal: 10%
September Rain: 0.00 in
Last 7 Days2: 0.000 in
All Time (1 Day)2: 3.44 in
Last Rain2: 37 Days
Last Year to Date: 6.92 in
Last Rain: 08/11/2014 @ 11:36 AM
Barometer Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.85 inHg  
Last Hour: Steady
High 12:00 AM: 29.850
Low 12:14 AM: 29.844
Record High: 30.507 inHg
Record Low: 29.436 inHg
Humidity: 68% Increased 5% since last hour.
Humidity (hr): 5% Increased 5% since last hour.
High 2:37 AM: 68%
Low 12:00 AM: 59%
Dew Point: 50.4°F Increased 0.9°F since last hour.
Dew Point (hr): 0.9°F Increased 0.9°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 55.4°F
Morning Crescent, 23 days, 19 hours, 25 minutes in cycle
Moon age: 24 days, 6 hours, 30 minutes
Rise: 1:46 AM
Set: 3:52 PM
UV Summary/Forecast Solar Summary
High Yest:   3.4 @ 12:57 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: 61.0°F
Low: 61.0°F  at 2:31am
Yesterday: 60.6°F
Last Week: 68.8°F
Record: 22.6°F on 06-Dec-2013
Today: 0.2
September: 0.2
2014 to Date: 1504.7
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 1369.8
Real Time:
Solar Image
Almanac Irrigation Index Station All Time Records  
Sunrise: 6:47am
Sunset: 7:08pm
Moonrise: 1:46am
Moonset: 3:52pm
Full Moon: 9 September 2014
1st Blood Moon: 4/15/2014
New Moon: 06:14 UTC 24 September 2014
  Updated at Midnight:  
Current: 0.01 in   
7-Days Rain: 0.00 in   
7-Days ET: 1.32 in   
7-Day6: -1.32 in falling arrow
September: -3.31 in falling arrow
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.212 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: 31.8°F
12 hrs 21 min
of Sunlight Today
graph 51.5% 48.5%
Which is
2 min 29 sec Shorter
Than Yesterday
Storm Prediction Bodega Bay Tides Fire Danger Air Quality
7 hours, 26 minutes,
until high tide at:
10:04 AM PDT
Chandler Index:
Fire Danger:
4.4 at 02:38 AM
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
FWI Index:
Fire Danger:
50.2 of 232
Fire Weather Index: MODERATE
Air Quality


1.212 kg/m3
Current Control Status: ICN:4 | S3C2:5 | ISS:Ok | CON:3.7 | RCP:98%
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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.  

Placerville Downtown: Overnight thru Saturday: Updated at 9:21 pm PDT Sep 17, 2014

Slight Chc Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Lo 62 °F
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 62. Calm wind. Thursday

Chance T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Hi 78 °F
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Thursday

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 10%
Slight Chc
Lo 58 °F
A slight chance of thunderstorms before 11pm. Areas of smoke after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Areas Smoke
Hi 84 °F
Areas of smoke before 11am. Sunny, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Friday

Areas Smoke
Lo 62 °F
Areas of smoke before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 62. West northwest wind around 7 mph becoming east in the evening. Saturday

Hi 85 °F
Sunny, with a high near 85.
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" above for instructions or click on a forecast location below.
Downtown Placerville Forecast | Lower Placerville Forecast | Upper Placerville Forecast | Placerville 10 Day Forecast

Contiguous United States High & Low Temperatures

High Temperature for Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(as received by 2 am EDT September 18)
113°F at Death Valley, CA
    Low Temperature for Wednesday, September 17, 2014
(as received by 2 am EDT September 18)
28°F at Fraser, CO

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 Rising Times:    6:47 AM PDT  06:20 GMT  05:49 GMT  05:17 GMT
 Setting Times:   7:08 PM PDT  19:33 GMT  20:04 GMT  20:36 GMT
 Notes:    Total Sunlight Today: 12:21:00  |  Down Arrow Over Ruler Points to Current Time  |  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.


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