A soggy day (in Auburn town)
One more storm down. Another on the way.
It’s a regular occurrence at the start of 2016 as drought gives way to more normal conditions.
On Tuesday, with the ground in
So were rain totals.
Another sign of saturation – a tree uprooted by a combination of strong winds and weak ground – lay already cut into logs by midday Tuesday at the corner of
Jim Lawson, a resident of the Bowman-area street where the pine fell, said the tree had grown in two directions and each large trunk fell onto the road during the rain, blocking traffic until a Placer County crew could cut and clear it away.
A falling limb also caused a power outage off
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is warning people seeing a downed power line like the one on Nevada Street to think ‘safety first.’
That means assuming that it is energized and keeping yourself and others away. The 911 emergency phone numbers should be called immediately followed by 1-800-743-5002. That’s the PG&E 24-hour emergency and customer service line.
And PG&E is also reminding foothills residents to stay away from flooded areas and downed trees during and after a storm because it could be hiding an energized power line.
The National Weather Service is forecasting the next storm to arrive late Thursday and remain in the area through Saturday. It will be a wet or slightly wetter than Tuesday’s storm but with snow levels expected to rise to 6,000 or 7,000 feet on Friday, should have limited impact on mountain vehicular travel. The snow level will drop overnight Friday into Saturday to 4,000 to 5,000 feet.
Snow depths and snow water-content being measured Tuesday in the Sierra by remote sensors showed levels about 10 percent above average,
Starting Thursday, small rivers and streams could experience renewed rises from additional runoff, the weather bureau states. Gusty winds could also cause local power outages.
The dry weather predicted for late Thursday is expected to return Sunday and Monday.