Quincy, California  Weather


Weather Discussion; The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, "The Old Forecaster" 4/18/2014

Normal high and low temperatures for this week April 14-April 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 70/47, Chico 73/44, Quincy 64/32, Chester 57/28, Susanville 62/34, Grass Valley 61/39, Weaverville 67/35, Mt. Shasta 59/34, Yreka 64/34 and Alturas 60/30.

The low pressure trough and frontal system moved through last night and is now east of our area.   A weak high pressure ridge is along the coast and will hold there through the weekend.  Today through Sunday the north state will have mostly sunny skies with a few high clouds.  Daytime temperatures will continue 5 to 10 degrees above normal.

Monday a cold low pressure trough from the Gulf of Alaska will be begin to move southeastward.   This system will be over the north state Tuesday (see map below) and then east of our area on Wednesday.  Clouds will begin to increase during the day Monday. 

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National Weather Service 7-day forecast

NWS Forecast for: Quincy CA
Issued by: National Weather Service Sacramento, CA
Last Update: 5:10 am PDT April 18, 2014


  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

  • Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

  • Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light south in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

  • Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

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Drought recovery continues

Dale Knutsen
Special to Feather Publishing

The first hopeful signs of drought recovery arrived in February when the Lake Almanor Basin received a greater-than-average amount of precipitation.

That trend continued in March with a total of 6.7 inches of new precipitation recorded at the Prattville monitoring site, a figure that is more than 2 inches greater than average.

The seasonal total now stands at 16.97 inches, or 62 percent of the long-term average for this point in the customary July – June water season.

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