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Northern California Storm: 5 maps to help you get by

The Sacramento region could see up to four inches of rain. There could be up to three feet of snow in parts of the Sierra.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The biggest of the season far is forecast to arrive late Saturday through Monday. 

This is a large and strong atmospheric river with potentially hazardous impacts including debris flows on recent burn scars and local flooding.

Saturday night and through the day on Sunday, a much bigger and stronger storm will impact the area well into Monday. This storm will potentially have 3 - 4 inches of rain in the Valley and 3 - 8 inches of higher elevation rain. 

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This is a good, soaking rain that will have many benefits like ending the near-term fire season and allowing lakes and reservoirs to reverse course and start to rise. This will also have some negative impacts like traffic issues and potential spin-outs, crashes, and hydroplaning. For recent burn areas like the Dixie and Caldor Fires areas, the risk of rockslides and debris flow can be high during moments of heavy rainfall with some road closures are possible.

These heavy rains could also spark urban flooding in the Sacramento Valley. There is a Flood Watch in effect Saturday evening - Monday afternoon as moderate to heavy rainfall could occur for a long duration of time.


Radar map from ABC10.comAdjust the layers with filter on the bottom right corner to show rain, snow, wind and current temperatures:

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National Weather Service's Sacramento radar:


Live map showing traffic conditions along Interstate 80, Highway 50, Highway 89 around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountains. 

Snow Park locations are identified with purple markers.

Sacramento Valley traffic from Waze (zoom in to where you want to go):

Power Outages

PG&E power outages:

SMUD outages can be found HERE.

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