National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service

CNRFC Daily Briefing
Last issued: Wed Sep 20, 2023 at 08:51 AM PST (updated daily by 10 AM Pacific Time).
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  • Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms along the Sierra and over portions of Nevada this afternoon and evening. Drizzle/light rain possible over Srn CA this morning and Wednesday night/ Thursday morning.
  • A strong area of low pressure will drop toward the region from the north, bringing cooler temperatures and an increasing chance of precip along the Srn Cascades and Sierra and east over Nevada Thursday and into NE NV Friday.
  • A storm system approaches the north on Sunday and moves through Monday bringing a chance of precip to NW CA Sunday and spreading south and east over Srn OR and Nrn CA on Monday. CPC 8-14 day outlook is learning towards above normal precip for Nrn and Central CA and NV.
  • Rivers are expected to remain near current levels over the next 4-5 days.
  • Potential minor rises along the northern coast of CA in the 5-7 day period.
Confidence: Medium

Staffing Level: Normal

Detailed Hydrometeorological Discussion:

River Guidance Points Forecast Above Specified Stage Definitions  (Select NWS ID for Specified Graphical RVF)
NWS IDRiver / CreekGage / StationMonitor
Latest Observed
Stage / Flow
Latest Observed
Date / Time
Max Forecast
Stage / Flow

*** NO River Guidance (Flood Forecast) Points Currently Forecast At Or Above Critical Stage Definitions ***

** NOTE **  Stage is presented in "Feet" while Flow (Storage at CLKC1) is presented in "cfs" ("Acre-Feet").