TEXT_SIZE

Quincy, California  Weather

Weather

Cold and damp weather dominates the month of May

Dale Knutsen
Special to Feather Publishing
6/6/2011

The year of the long winter is continuing in the Lake Almanor Basin. After April showers there was hope for May flowers, but the spring plant growth was slowed down by more snow in May.

There have now been seven consecutive months with measurable snowfall. And this year’s March through May period was the snowiest spring we experienced for at least the past decade.

Read more: Cold and damp weather dominates the month of May

 

Warmer summers here to stay?

Feather Publishing
Courtesy of  Stanford University
June 9, 2011

June 6, 2011 - The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal Climatic Change.

In the study, the Stanford team concluded that many tropical regions in Africa, Asia and South America could see "the permanent emergence of unprecedented summer heat" in the next two decades. Middle latitudes of Europe, China and North America – including the United States – are likely to undergo extreme summer temperature shifts within 60 years, the researchers found.

Read more: Warmer summers here to stay?

  

Record setting weather

Dale Knutsen
Special to Feather Publishing

It isn’t your imagination. March snowfall really was extraordinary. In fact, the snowfall received in the Lake Almanor Basin during March 2011 easily broke the old record for the month.

The monitoring site on the West Shore recorded a total of 131 inches of snowfall during March, which is now the new record for the month. That’s just an inch shy of 11 feet of snow, most of which arrived during the nine-day period March 18 – 26.

Read more: Record setting weather

  

Page 5 of 7

"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}