April in the Lake Almanor Basin continued the recent weather trend of lower than average precipitation and higher than average temperatures. Only 1 inch of snowfall was recorded on the West Shore during April, bringing the season total to 138 inches or 109 percent of the long-term average for this point in the customary water year (July through June).
|NWS Forecast for: Quincy CA|
Issued by: National Weather Service Sacramento, CA
Last Update: 2:41 am PDT May 18, 2013
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. West wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.
March 2013 was considerably warmer than average in the Lake Almanor Basin, with low temperatures running about 1.5 degrees F above the norm and daytime highs averaging nearly 7 degrees above expected values.
Precipitation levels were on the low side, continuing the trend experienced in the previous two months. Were it not for the extremely heavy precipitation in November and December, the area would be facing drought conditions by now.
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