- Special Weather Statement for Carquinez Strait and Delta County, California
- Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 2:12PM PST by NWS
- Effective: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:11 p.m.
- Expires: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 4:15 p.m.
...Wet Weather Pattern this Week...
Several storms will move through the region this week and early
next week. The first storm tonight and Tuesday will have high
snow levels near major or above Sierra pass levels for most of
the storm and rainfall amounts will be relatively light. A
stronger system with lowering snow levels is expected Wednesday
night through Friday of this week. More precipitation is expected
with this system with several inches of snow possible above 4000
feet. A third and possibly still stronger weather system is
forecast to move through northern California early next week.
Motorists traveling into the mountains should be prepared for
winter weather conditions and carry chains. Slick roads can be
Rainfall Totals: Generally under a half inch of rain is expected for
the Central Valley with up to three quarter inches over the
mountains tonight and Tuesday. Thursday and Friday will see
heavier rainfall of 1/2 to 3/4 inches of rain in the valley and
over 2 inches higher elevations. Several inches of snow will be
possible below the 7000 foot level. A still wetter weather system
with much lower snow levels is currently forecast to move through
northern California early next week.