We’re Going to Get a Little Wet

It’s going to get wet. We have some strong Pacific storms that are hitting Nor Cal starting today into the weekend. Snow levels will be high which means rain for anything under around 7500-8500 feet. With all this rain the Truckee River should be pumping by this weekend and probably every other river in Nor Cal.  Good news is that the Truckee clears fairly quickly, at least on the Cali side, but it could take a week or more to come down to fishable flows. Look at the gauges. Right now it’s at 385 cfs in Hirschdale, and 430 cfs at Mogul in Nevada. I’m betting it will get up to at least 2000-3000 K, depending on how much rain we get. Hopefully the rain falls as snow, but the storms look warm. A good weather blog to check is Tahoe Weather Discussion. Been good on the river the last few days, balmy is the word. No matter what time of year the fishing is always good after a strong push of water comes through then clears. Some pics on the Truckee River the last few days.

7 Responses to “We’re Going to Get a Little Wet”

  1. Ty

    John, absolutely DID get 10,500 prediction near Truckee from NWS! It was on Friday afternoon or so but didn’t see that warning again after that. I didn’t make it up out of thin air… Warning came as one of several on weather app but was a NWS issued official warning I promise. Cheers to things not materializing and all being well around Truckee! STOTR!

  2. blogadmin

    Looks like we lucked out. Thanks for the kind words John.

  3. john roberts

    10,000 cfs? I know you didn’t get that from the NWS. Looks like the crest was roughly 1,900 cfs at the Truckee gage…lower snow levels than expected helped to mitigate the threat. Great blog Matt…keep it up man.

  4. blogadmin

    I’m in Mexico right now watching this stuff on the Internet. 1997 was real gnarly and let’s hope it doesn’t get like that. Hirschdale is above the 100 year flood stage but some places aren’t, lets hope everyone is safe .

  5. Ty

    The NWS is forecasting flooding comparable to 1955 for the Truckee on Sunday. Over 10,000 cfs near Truckee. Hope it doesn’t materialize to that extent. But would love to see some pics of the river during this historic event if it does. Hope that you as well as all your friends and neighbors stay safe without any harm or damage!

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