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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.

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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.

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Drought "officially" over

Feather Publishing
4/4/2011

Department of Water Resources (DWR) hydrologists announced March 30 that water content in California’s mountain snowpack is 165 percent of the April 1 full season average.

“Recent storms have significantly contributed to the above-average snowpack, helping to stabilize California’s water supply for the year,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “While this is beneficial for California’s farms, businesses and communities, we remind residents to practice sensible water use and conservation as we transition to warmer weather.”

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Surprising February weather

Dale Knutsen
Special to Chester Progressive
March 9, 2011


After a relatively dry and mild January, winter returned to the Lake Almanor Basin during February. It was almost mid-month before stormy weather arrived, and by that time our local snowpack had declined substantially.

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Storm safety tips

Feather Publishing
2/24/2011

Call 911 for Downed Lines
Your safety is our first concern. If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and keep yourself and others away. Call 911 immediately to report the location of the downed line then 1-800-743-5002, PG&E's 24-Hour Emergency and Customer Service Line. During and after a storm, please keep away from flooded areas and downed trees, as these areas could be hiding an energized power line.

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