Eastern valley, foothills, & west slope
Includes, but not limited to: Sacramento, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Gold River, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Loomis, Newcastle, Auburn, Grass Valley, Foresthill, Meadow Vista, Colfax, Cool, Coloma, Placerville, Cameron Park, Elk Grove, Plymouth, Jackson, Ione, Valley Springs, San Andreas, Sonora, Farmington, Yuba City, Oroville, Chico, & Paradise. Cities & towns nearby (within 10 miles) of each aforementioned location can be assumed/included in this forecast.
Monday, Sept 25
High temperatures: 71 – 81 °F
Tuesday, Sept 26
High temperatures: 72 – 82 °F
Wednesday, Sept 27
High temperatures: 77 – 86 °F
Thursday, Sept 28
High temperatures: 79 – 89 °F
Friday, Sept 29
High temperatures: 74 – 83 °F
Saturday, Sept 30
High temperatures: 62 – 72 °F
Sunday, Oct 1
High temperatures: 69 – 78 °F
How the forecast works
Snake activity is heavily driven by weather conditions, not just large-scale seasonal changes such as the shift from Winter to Spring or Summer to Fall. While time of year has an impact on snake activity, it’s primarily driven by various meteorological factors including, but not limited to, surface/air temperature, cloud cover, humidity, and more.
Placer Snake Removal’s weekly snake activity conditions forecast combines large-scale seasonal trends, in addition to & perhaps more importantly, daily weather conditions. The forecast breaks the day up into 4 pieces: morning, afternoon, evening, and overnight. Each day chunk includes the expected quality level for rattlesnakes to be active. A conditions forecast of “Low” means that the conditions are not expected to be particularly ideal for rattlesnakes to be active for long periods of time at the surface. A conditions forecast of “High” means forecast conditions are likely to be very supportive of rattlesnake activity at the surface.
The forecast for each week is created the Sunday night prior.
Do not rely on information from these forecasts for personal safety & always practice venomous snake awareness/safety no matter temperature or weather.
Forecast key & description
Low – conditions not ideal for surface activity.
Low – medium – conditions may support small amounts of activity.
Medium – conditions supportive of some activity, perhaps short-range travel.
Medium – high – conditions supportive of activity, including travel.
High – conditions very supportive & comfortable for all forms of activity.