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Elevation 1,703ft / 519m Updated: @   Friday, May 6, 2016
Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
mostly cloudy, Dry
Mostly Cloudy - Dry
50.1°F Warmer 0.3°F than last hour.
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High Today
50.1°F
1:56 AM
Low Today
49.5°F
12:30 AM
Yest High
57.2°F
3:43 PM
Yest Low
49.7°F
11:59 PM
Norm* High
71°F
Downtown P'ville
Norm* Low
48°F
Downtown P'ville
Rec* High
93°F
1987
Rec* Low
29°F
1983
* Downtown Placerville Norms & Records
24 hrs ago: 52.4°F falling arrow
Temp rate (hr): +0.3°F falling arrow
24 hr difference: -2.3°F falling arrow
High 1 Year Ago: 73.7 F°F rising arrow
Low 1 Year Ago: 44.9 F°F falling arrow
May High: 83.7°F
May Low: 49.5°F
Placerville Airport: 50.0°F
@ 10:59 PM
 Calm Wind: 
0.0

Gusting to:
0 mph
0 Bft 5 - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust Today: 0 mph
5:51am
Month: 28 mph
May 1
Record Gust: 62 mph on 3/5/2012
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Season Rainfall1: 35.76 in
Normal to Date: 38.02 in
% of Normal: 94.1%
May Rain: 0.00 in
Last 7 Days2: 0.060 in
1Day High Oct 20102: 3.44 in
Last Rain2: 6 Days
Last Year to Date: 7.74 in
Last Rain 04/30/2016 @ 2:06 AM
Barometer Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.85 inHg Rising 0.01 °F/hr
Last Hour: Steady
High 1:14 AM: 29.857
Low 12:00 AM: 29.844
Record High: 30.531 inHg
1/10/2009
Record Low: 25.546 inHg
12/1/2011
Humidity: 91%  
Humidity (hr): 0%  
High 12:57 AM: 91%
Low 12:00 AM: 89%
Dew Point: 47.6°F Increased 0.3°F since last hour.
Dew Point (hr): 0.3°F Increased 0.3°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 48.9°F
NEW MOON, Moon age: 29 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes in cycle
0%
Illuminated
Moon age: 29 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes
Rise: 6:11 AM
Set: 6:49 PM
UV Summary/Forecast Solar Summary
High Yest:   0.7 @ 2:11 PM
May-06

6.9
May-07

7.5
May-08

7.4
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: 50.1°F
Low: 49.5°F  at 12:30am
Yesterday: 49.7°F
Last Week: 49.5°F
Record: 22.6°F on 06-Dec-2013
Today: 1.3
May: 15.1
2016 to Date: 1578.5
Cooling Degree Days
2016 to Date: 11.1
Real Time:
Solar Image
Almanac Irrigation Index Station All Time Records  
Sunrise  sunrise 5:59am
Sunset  sunset 7:59pm
Moonrise: 6:11am
Moonset: 6:49pm
Full Moon: 22 April 2016
New Moon: 19:30 UTC 6 May 2016
  Updated at Midnight:  
Current: 0.01 in   
7-Days Rain: 0.06 in   
7-Days ET: 0.71 in   
7-Day6: -0.65 in falling arrow
May: -0.56 in falling arrow
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.238 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: 28.9°F
Sunlight:
14 hrs 0 min
of Sunlight Today
graph 58.3% 41.7%
Which is
2 min 02 sec Longer
Than Yesterday
Storm Prediction Bodega Bay Tides Fire Danger Air Quality
3 hours, 48 minutes,
until low tide at:
06:01 AM PDT
Chandler Index:
Fire Danger:
-1.6 at 02:12 AM
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
FWI Index:
Fire Danger:
4.4 of 232
Fire Weather Index: MINIMAL
Current Air Quality:
Moderate
Density: 1.238 kg/m3
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Current Control Status: ICN:4 | S3C2:5 | ISS:Ok | CON:4.8 | RCP:99%
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Downtown Placerville 3-Day Forecast: Updated at 6:15 pm PDT May 5, 2016
Overnight

Overnight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Showers
Likely
Lo 48 °F
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday

Friday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  High near 60. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Showers
Hi 60 °F
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 60. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday
Night
Friday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then showers likely.  Low around 47. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Showers
Lo 47 °F
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then showers likely. Low around 47. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday

Saturday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon.  Cloudy, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Showers
Likely
Hi 63 °F
Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday
Night
Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight.  Cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm  after midnight.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.Showers
Likely
Lo 50 °F
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 50. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.Chance
Showers
Hi 68 °F
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.
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 U.S. Temperature for:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
(as received by 2 am EDT May 6)
[ 103°F at 6 miles northwest of Eloy, AZ ]
    Low U.S. Temperature for:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
(as received by 2 am EDT May 6)
[ 23°F at William Forks Dam, CO ]


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Current Sunrise & Sunset Times for Placerville, California

   Sunrise/Sunset Civil Twilight Nautical Twilight Astronomical Twilight
 Rising Times:    5:59 AM PDT  05:27 PST  04:51 PST  04:12 PST
 Setting Times:   7:59 PM PDT  20:32 PST  21:08 PST  21:46 PST
 Notes:    Total Sunlight Today: 14:00 spacerLearn 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. 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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