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: 2 Miles WNW Quincy CA|
Issued by: National Weather Service Sacramento, CA
Last Update: 3:20 am PDT May 19, 2013
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 40. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind around 8 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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