Low pressure brings rain to Nevada County | TheUnion.com

Low pressure brings rain to Nevada County

An “unseasonably strong low pressure area” off the coast of Washington, Oregon, and northern California, caused the sudden rain showers Wednesday in western Nevada County, said Harry Stockman of Quikcast.com, a regional weather service.

The low pressure area brought up enough moisture to create heavy cloud cover and sprinkled showers mostly north of Interstate 80, Stockman said.

But the weather is expected to clear up tonight, Stockman said.

“At least till the middle of next week, it looks pretty quiet,” Stockman said. “Temperatures should gradually warm up with chances of temperatures in the 90s by the weekend.”

Wednesday’s showers was by no means restricted to Nevada County.

San Francisco received rain ” two-hundredths of an inch in the downtown area ” on July 18 for the first time since climate data started being collected in 1850, the Associated Press reported.

According to the AP report, at least 17,000 customers in Berkeley, Richmond and El Cerrito were without electricity early Wednesday as light rains turned dust on power equipment to mud causing shorts in the system.


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