Quincy, California  Weather


Weather Discussion; The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, "The Old Forecaster" 4/22/2014

Normal high and low temperatures for this week April 21-April 27 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 73/48, Chico 74/46, Quincy 66/34, Chester 60/30, Susanville 62/35, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 69/35, Mt. Shasta 61/35, Yreka 65/35 Alturas 62/30.
The low pressure trough and frontal system is now moving through Northern California.   The valley has already cleared, but there will be a few light showers over the northern and eastern mountains until early afternoon. Gusty northwest winds will occur behind this system.

The high pressure ridge has been pushed out of the way and now the jetstream is running across the Pacific and into Northern California.   We will see several low pressure troughs and frontal systems move through Northern California over the next several days.  However, these will be weak and fast moving systems with just light precipitation.  (see map below)

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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 23, 2014


  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening.

  • Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Light south wind becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

  • Thursday Night Showers likely, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

  • Friday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 49. Southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

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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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