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Currently:79.8°F Night time, Dry, Scattered clouds
Night time, Dry, Scattered clouds
Comfort Index: Warm
 Updated27-May-2017 9:35pm @ 
 
Time of Next Full Update: 9:40 pm -  Station Elev: 1469 ft  
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Current Conditions

@ 27-May-2017 9:35pm
79.8°F Colder 2.8°F than last hour.
Temp Change: °F /hr
Night time, Dry, Scattered clouds   Night time, Dry, Scattered clouds
Feels Like: 80 °F
Humidity: 25%Increased 3% since last hour.
Dew Point: 40.8 °FIncreased 0.9°F since last hour.
Wind: Calm
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Gust: 0.0 mph
Pressure: 29.79 in Rising 0.014 inHg/hour
Steady
Solar Rad: 0%
0 W/m2
UV Index: 0.0
None
Rain Today: 0.00 in
Rain Rate: 0.00 in
Rain Month: 0.10 in
Rain Year: 4.08 in

Almanac

Sunrise: 5:20 AM
Sunset: 7:29 PM
Moonrise: 7:19 AM
Moonset: 8:35 PM
Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon, Moon age: 2 days,10 hours,16 minutes,7%
7%
Illuminated

Daily Min/Max

Today's High Temp: 94.4°F
4:19pm
Today's Low Temp: 63.7°F
5:31am
Today's High Humidity: 36%
5:09am
Today's Low Humidity: 16%
10:27am
Today's High Dewpoint: 44.6°F
2:48pm
Today's Low Dewpoint: 32.6°F
5:40am
Today's High Barometric Pressure: 29.890 in/Hg
8:58am
Today's Low Barometric Pressure: 29.765 in/Hg
7:01pm
Today's High Wind Speed: 12.0 mph
1:32pm
Today's
High UV:
8.3
 Very High 
12:02pm
Today's
High Solar:
1041 W/m2
12:34pm
Today's High Rain Rate: 0.000 in/min
7:00pm
Today's High
Hourly Rain Rate:
0.000 in/hr
Days Since
Last Rain:
16 Days
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Lightning Map Information

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Storm Key:
Colour: Type:
Weak Thundershower Weak Thundershower
General Thundershower General Thundershower
Moderate Thundershower Moderate Thundershower
Thundershower Enhanced Thundershower
General Thundershower General Thunderstorm
Slightly Enhanced Thunderstorm Slightly Enhanced Thunderstorm
Enhanced Thunderstorm Enhanced Thunderstorm
Strong Thunderstorm Strong Thunderstorm
Enhanced Strong Thunderstorm Enhanced Strong Thunderstorm
Severe Thunderstorm Severe Thunderstorm
Enhanced Severe Thunderstorm Enhanced Severe Thunderstorm
Flash vs Stroke
Each stroke represents a single detection from the lightning detection hardware. But lightning actually occurs as flashes. Each flash is what we think of when we see a bolt of lightning.
Storm Analysis
Below is some examples of what storms will be identified as:

Storm Colour filled in/not filled in

When a storm has been filled in with colour, it means there is a preponderance of +ve strokes, this means the storm has the potential to become more severe.

Lightning is very likely in area inside of the marked storm.

Storm Colour filled in/not filled in

When close flashes are detected and are more grouped together the storm detected will be in a round shape.
This means that lightning is extremely likely in the immediate area.
CID strokes or (Compact Intercloud Discharge) are Lightning primer strokes within the thunderstorm cloud they are usually only detected from relatively nearby storms within 150 miles (250 km) of the detector. It is rare to see more than one CID stroke per minute from a storm more than 100 miles (150 km) away. If the CID rate exceeds more that 5/min the storm is likely NEAR you. They are more prevalant in active storms and may account for 20 percent of intercloud strokes in a severe thunderstorm. On rare occasions CID strokes are detected from more distant storms.
Also if the Lightning Map appears to have a Yellow border, it signifies that there is Yellow Alert in place.
If the border is Red then it signifies there is a Red Alert in place.
Red Alerts occur when the stroke count exceeds 250 or when a storm moves inside the Red range ring.
When this happens a storm is occurring nearby.
This poses a very High risk of lightning occurring in the area.
If you are inside the red range ring and a red alert has been issued with a storm inside the ring:

1. Disconnect all electrical appliances.

2 .DO NOT take a shower or bath!

3. Move inside immediately if outside.

4. End any active phone calls.

The above instructions will help minimize the risk of getting struck.

Yellow Alerts occur when a storm is occurring in your region or is breaching 150 strokes.
If a Yellow Alert has been issued and you live inside the red or yellow range ring:
Keep an eye on the storm and periodically check where its heading.
If you start to notice the storm is getting closer and has a colour representing stronger thunderstorms:

It is recommended that you:

1. Clear and check your Gutters

2. Secure any loose objects outside.

3. Move any car residing outside into shelter.

4. Check local Doppler Radar and your local Meteorological Organization/Department.

5. If in the U.S turn on your NOAA Radio.

Lightning Safety Rules



When the weather forecast calls for thundershowers or thunderstorms, take it seriously. It means that lightning is possible. Lightning kills 125 people on the average each year in the United States and injures over 500. This makes it one of the most dangerous weather events in terms of lives lost.

Follow these lightning safety rules and it may save your life.

When thunderstorms are forecast, keep an eye on the sky and when a thunderstorm threatens, stay indoors or in an automobile (not a convertible).

Do not use the telephone except for emergencies.

If you are caught outside, avoid tall, isolated trees and utility poles. Avoid projecting above the landscape; don't stand on a hilltop. In a forest seek shelter in a low area under a thick growth of small trees. In open areas go to a low place such as a ravine or valley.

Get off and away from open water. Avoid tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, golf carts and other metal vehicles. Avoid lines, wire fences, metal pipes and railings. Put down golf clubs. If you are in a group in the open stay several yards apart.

If you are caught in an open area far from shelter, and you feel your hair stand on end, lightning may be about to strike you. Drop to your knees and bend forward putting your hands on your knees. DO NOT lie flat on the ground.


Persons struck by lightning receive a severe electrical shock and burns, but they carry no electrical charge. Handling the victim will cause you no harm. Prompt action can revive someone "killed". When a group has been struck, treat the "apparently dead" first.

The American Red Cross says that if a victim is not breathing, give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until medical help arrives. If the victim is not breathing and has no pulse, the properly trained should administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Victims who appear stunned or otherwise unhurt may also need attention. Check for burns especially at fingers and toes and next to buckles and jewelry.





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 Pepper Ridge North Valley Random Weather Facts

DEW POINT
Dew point is the temperature to which air must be cooled for saturation (100% relative humidity) to occur. The dew point is an important measurement used to predict the formation of dew, frost, and fog. If dew point and temperature are close together in the late afternoon when the air begins to turn colder, fog is likely during the night. Dew point is also a good indicator of the air's actual water vapor content, unlike relative humidity, which takes the air's temperature into account. High dew point indicates high vapor content; low dew point indicates low vapor content. In addition a high dew point indicates a better chance of rain and severe thunderstorms. You can even use dew point to predict the minimum overnight temperature. Provided no fronts or other weather pattern changes are expected overnight, the afternoon's dew point gives you an idea of what minimum temperature to expect overnight.

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