|Special Weather Statement|
... Cool and showery weather for Memorial Day...
* hikers... backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts are advised
to be prepared for the much cooler and showery weather on
Monday... possibly into the middle of next week.
* Conditions may be quite wet at times... especially in the
northern Sierra Nevada. Snow levels will remain high but some
accumulation may occur over the higher peaks.
* Daytime high temperatures 10 to 16 degrees below normal on
Memorial Day... gradually warming through the week but still
remaining below normal.
* Synopsis... low pressure moving over the area will bring the cool
and unsettled weather to the interior of northern California for
the Memorial Day Holiday.
|Public Information Statement|
... Fast flowing cold water expected for Memorial Day weekend...
Temperatures are expected to be around 80 degrees in the valley and
mid 60s to mid 70s in the foothills this weekend and cooling
around 3 to 8 degrees on Memorial Day. There is also a chance of
showers in the valley and showers likely in the mountains on
Rivers and lakes and the water temperatures are cold and dangerous.
Sierra and foothill water temperatures are currently in the 50's and
valley water temperatures are in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Exposure to water of this temperature is dangerous. Even experienced
swimmers can lose muscle control very quickly and fast flowing water
will make Rescue difficult. People planning activities such as
rafting... swimming or paddling should always wear life jackets or
vests. Children in particular should always wear a life Vest if they
are even near the Waters Edge.