Tuesday Evening Storm Update

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
(Click the LISTEN button to hear a roundup of the latest storm news on Capital Public Radio's 5:30pm newscast.)

 As of 5pm, SMUD says around 90,000 customers are without power, including neighborhoods of Sacramento, Arden Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights and the northern part of unincorporated Sacramento County.  As of 6pm, PG&E says around 60,000 customers are in the dark, including parts of Davis, Fairfield, Vacaville, Woodland and Placerville.

Weather: The storm is expected to die down Tuesday evening, though showers will continue on Wednesday.  The gusty winds should drop from about 30 to 20 miles per hour overnight, with higher gusts at times.

Central Valley: The storm is moving north to south, so the Central Valley could get hit harder before the storm moves on.

Sierra: So far, the storm has dumped at least half a foot of snow in the mountains and brought heavy rain to the valleys.  More than a foot of snow is expected in some places by the end of the day.