The Drought & Fire Season Are Over! (Well, Not Really but Next Few Days Sure Look Good!!)

The Drought & Fire Season Are Over!  (Well, Not Really but Next Few Days Sure Look Good!!)

Arnold, CA…Ladies & Gents, Lads & Lasses the storm door is opening and moisture is in your forecast for the next week. The Forecasts from the National Service for the West Slope & Mother Lode are below. Detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada Today Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain. […]

Red Flag Warning & Blustery Winds Tomorrow Through Tuesday

Red Flag Warning & Blustery Winds Tomorrow Through Tuesday

Sacramento, CA…Red Flag Warning late this evening into Tuesday evening for the Central Valley, Coast Range, and the foothill and lower elevations of the southern Cascades…and Monday afternoon into Tuesday evening across the northern Sierra foothills. Gusty north to northeast winds will develop late tonight and continue through Tuesday across much of interior Northern California. […]

NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch for Friday Through Monday!

NWS Issues Excessive Heat Watch for Friday Through Monday!

Arnold, CA….The latest, updated excessive heat watch from the National Weather Service in Sacramento. “Dangerously hot conditions may impact the Central Valley and surrounding foothills and mountains. Triple digit heat along with warm overnight lows are possible late this week and into early next week. The combination of the very hot afternoons and warm nights […]

Temps Will Rise to a Warm, Cozy 107 Later in the Week Along West Slope & Mother Lode

Temps Will Rise to a Warm, Cozy 107 Later in the Week Along West Slope & Mother Lode

Arnold, CA…According to the National Weather Service’s Sacramento office our old “friend” triple digit temps are making a return later in the week. The Detailed forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada is below and the Detailed forecast for the Mother Lode follows that. Today Sunny. Highs 74 to 89 higher elevations…83 to 95 […]

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Sunday!

Excessive Heat Warning Extended Through Sunday!

Arnold, CA…National Weather Service Sacramento has extended their Excessive Heat Warning through Sunday at 8pm. Dangerously hot conditions continue for northern California. High pressure over the west will result in very hot daytime temperatures through the weekend. These hot afternoon temperatures, combined with warm overnight lows, will lead to widespread high to very high heat […]

Attorney General Bonta Calls on SEC to Require U.S. Companies to Disclose Financial Risk from Climate Change

Attorney General Bonta Calls on SEC to Require U.S. Companies to Disclose Financial Risk from Climate Change

Oakland, CA… California Attorney General Rob Bonta last Monday, the 14th led a coalition of 12 attorneys general in urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require U.S. companies to provide detailed and accurate information about the financial risk they face from climate change. The need to mandate such disclosures is urgent and falls […]

Heat Warnings Continue Till Tuesday Evening. Temps 20 – 25 Degrees Cooler in High Country

Heat Warnings Continue Till Tuesday Evening.  Temps 20 – 25 Degrees Cooler in High Country

Arnold, CA…An early-season heat event will impact interior northern California early this week due to high pressure in place over the region. High temperatures will climb above the century mark across much of the Valley and lower foothills today. Expected highs across the Valley and foothills will range from 95 to 110 degrees. These hot […]

Hogan Observation Point Fuels Reduction

Hogan Observation Point Fuels Reduction

San Andreas, CA… The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit (TCU) will be conducting a hazardous fuel reduction burn near the Observation Point area of New Hogan Reservoir in Valley Springs on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Approximately 12 acres of annual grasses will be burned along the shoreline of New […]

Cold System Will Move Through Our Area Later in Week & Into Weekend

Cold System Will Move Through Our Area Later in Week & Into Weekend

Arnold, CA…Detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today, Sunny. Highs 56 to 71 higher elevations…65 to 79 lower elevations. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Tonight, Clear, colder. Lows 33 to 48 higher elevations…42 to 52 lower elevations. Prevailing southwest winds 5 to 15 mph […]

Weather, Fire Behavior and Trends in the Central Sierra

Weather, Fire Behavior and Trends in the Central Sierra

West Point, CA… The Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group (ACCG) will be hosting a 45-min virtual presentation followed by discussion with Dr. Janice Coen and colleagues, titled “Weather, Fire Behavior and Trends in the Central Sierra”, on Wednesday, May 19th during the ACCG’s monthly general meeting from 9a-12p. Dr. Coen is a Project Scientist at the National […]

Is this 2021’s “Snow on the Dogwoods” Storm?

Is this 2021’s “Snow on the Dogwoods” Storm?

Arnold, CA…Well Ladies, Gents, Lads & Lasses the next few days looks to be this year’s “Snow on the Dogwoods” storm. The forecasts, winter storm warning and more are below. The detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Tonight, Mostly cloudy. At lower elevations, a chance of rain showers in the evening, then rain […]

Slight Chance of Flurries Above 5,000 ft on Thursday & Warming into the Weekend!

Slight Chance of Flurries Above 5,000 ft on Thursday & Warming into the Weekend!

Arnold, CA…The latest forecasts from the National Weather Service for our region are below. Spring returns for the weekend along the Sierra Nevada West Slope & Mother lode. Not sure if Thursday qualifies as “Snow on the Dogwoods” but we are getting close… Detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today Mostly sunny. Not […]

Sun Returns to West Slope & Mother Lode Tomorrow & Wednesday!

Sun Returns to West Slope & Mother Lode Tomorrow & Wednesday!

Arnold, CA…Detailed forecast from NWS Sacramento for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today, Snow showers. Highs 21 to 36 higher elevations…32 to 42 lower elevations. Snow accumulation of 2 to 5 inches. Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Tonight, Mostly cloudy in the evening then clearing. At lower […]

Snow, Showers & Rain Return This Week to West Slope & Mother Lode

Snow, Showers & Rain Return This Week to West Slope & Mother Lode

Arnold, CA…The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued a Winter Weather Watch for our area. It is as follows…Periods of snow expected over the NorCal mountains and upper foothills through mid-week. A Pacific storm system will bring snow to the mountains and upper foothills through Wednesday evening. Snow is forecast to begin today across […]

Winter Weather Advisory For Fast Moving System Bringing Fresh Coat of White to West Slope

Winter Weather Advisory For Fast Moving System Bringing Fresh Coat of White to West Slope

Sacramento, CA…The latest from the National Weather Service Sacramento. Snow will Impact Sierra Travel Friday Night into Saturday Morning. A quick moving winter storm will bring widespread snow to the northern Sierra and portions of the southern Cascades Friday night into Saturday morning. Snow could become heavy for a time late Friday night into early […]

Mother Nature Bringing A Bit More Moisture in Solid & Liquid Forms

Mother Nature Bringing A Bit More Moisture in Solid & Liquid Forms

Arnold, CA…Detailed forecast for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada from the National Weather Service. Today Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Not as cool. Highs 34 to 49 higher elevations…44 to 54 lower elevations. Prevailing northeast winds up to 10 mph in the morning becoming light. Tonight Mostly cloudy. At higher […]

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties Due to Winter Storms

Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties Due to Winter Storms

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Monterey and San Luis Obispo due to winter storms this week that have threatened to cause mud and debris flows, forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and damaged critical infrastructure, including washing out a portion of Highway 1. The emergency […]

A Weekend Break & Then Moisture Returns Along West Slope & Mother Lode

A Weekend Break & Then Moisture Returns Along West Slope & Mother Lode

Arnold, CA…Detailed forecasts from the National Weather Service for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada & Mother Lode are below. For the West Slope Today Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Not as cold. Highs 23 to 38 higher elevations…34 to 42 lower […]

Strong Winds Over Interior Northern California Over MLK Day & Early Week

Strong Winds Over Interior Northern California Over MLK Day & Early Week

Arnold, CA…The National Weather Service in Sacramento is forcasting…Strong north to east winds are forecast over interior northern California beginning late Sunday night and lasting into Tuesday evening. The winds are expected to be strong enough to damage trees and cause power outages. The strongest winds are expected to be Monday night and Tuesday over […]

Caltrans Closing Mountain Passes For Winter Season

Caltrans Closing Mountain Passes For Winter Season

Stockton, CA… Monitor Pass/State Route 89, Ebbetts Pass/State Route 4 & Sonora Pass/State Route 108 Closed Until Spring Due to Excessive Snow Following this weekend’s storm that dropped snow throughout the Sierra Nevada, and with more inclement weather forecast this week, Caltrans will close Monitor Pass/State Route 89, Ebbetts Pass/SR-4 and Sonora Pass/SR-108 today (December […]

Stormy Weather is Expected to Impact Northern and Central California This Week and Next Week

Stormy Weather is Expected to Impact Northern and Central California This Week and Next Week

San Francisco, CA… With meteorologists forecasting stormy weather this weekend and into next week in Northern and Central California, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds its customers to take the necessary steps to be prepared and stay safe. Today is expected to be relatively calm, but rain and gusty winds will start overnight Saturday […]

Winter is Approaching: A Reminder to Recreate Responsibly on National Forests

Winter is Approaching: A Reminder to Recreate Responsibly on National Forests

Vallejo, CA… With winter just around the corner, all visitors to California’s National Forests should continue to plan ahead before visiting and recreate responsibly once there. Early snowfall has already begun on some forests and road conditions will begin to impact access so please ensure that your vehicle is snow ready before you go. Visitors […]

Winter Storm Warning from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Evening. Up to 2 Feet of Snow Expected

Winter Storm Warning from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Evening.  Up to 2 Feet of Snow Expected

Arnold, CA…Winter Storm Warning from Tuesday Afternoon to Wednesday Evening. Up to 2 Feet of Snow Expected. Significant high elevation snow forecast Tuesday and Wednesday… .A storm system will move into the region on Tuesday, spreading south during the day. Snow levels will start out around 6000 to 7000 feet Tuesday, then lower slightly Wednesday. […]

Calaveras County to Provide Sand Bags and Sand for Flood Protection During Severe Storms

Calaveras County to Provide  Sand Bags and Sand  for Flood Protection During Severe Storms

San Andreas… With the upcoming winter season bringing the threat of heavy rain, the Calaveras County Department of Public Works will continue to provide sand and sandbags to the public and free of charge when severe storms present significant and extensive flooding potential that could be disastrous to life and property. When potential large storm […]

Slight Chance of Snow for High Country at End of Week. Do Your Snow Dances!

Slight Chance of Snow for High Country at End of Week.  Do Your Snow Dances!

Arnold, CA…We need snow in the high country and we need to put an end to the fire season. The forecast for the end of the week may not do much to help either but let’s hope the storm door is starting to creak open. The latest from the National Weather Service for the West […]

Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls…A Slight Chance of Moisture in Your Forecast

Ladies, Gents, Boys & Girls…A Slight Chance of Moisture in Your Forecast

Arnold, CA…A chance of actual moisture falling from the sky in our future. Detailed forecast for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada from the National Weather Service. Today Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 71 higher elevations…69 to 79 lower elevations. Prevailing east winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Tonight Mostly […]

Warming Weather Later This Week Leading to Fire Weather Watch this Weekend

Warming Weather Later This Week Leading to Fire Weather Watch this Weekend

Arnold, CA…It will be warming into the weekend and the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch. The Detailed forecasts for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada, Mother Lode & Fire Weather Watch are below… Today Haze in the morning. Sunny. Highs 62 to 77 higher elevations…74 to 84 lower elevations. Prevailing southeast […]

Chance of Showers Today Before Warming Through the Weekend

Chance of Showers Today Before Warming Through the Weekend

Arnold, CA…The Detailed forecasts for West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada & Motherlode from the National Weather Service are below… Rest Of Today Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning. A chance of rain showers. Highs 55 to 70 higher elevations…66 to 76 lower elevations. Prevailing south winds […]

Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today through Wednesday Morning Due to Gusty Wind and Low Humidity

Critical Fire Weather Conditions Today through Wednesday Morning Due to Gusty Wind and Low Humidity

Sacramento, CA…The latest from the National Weather Service…”Gusty north to east wind combined with low humidity will continue critical fire weather conditions today through Wednesday morning. These conditions could impact current wildfires, and extreme caution should be taken to prevent starting additional fires.” The full Advisories are below… Wind Advisory URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National […]

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