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Quincy, California  Weather

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Weather Discussion; The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, "The Old Forecaster" 4/17/2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week April 14-April 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 70/47, Chico 73/44, Quincy 64/32, Chester 57/28, Susanville 62/34, Grass Valley 61/39, Weaverville 67/35, Mt. Shasta 59/34, Yreka 64/34 and Alturas 60/30.
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The high pressure ridge is still along the coast, but is slowly weakening.  
 
This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure trough moving toward the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, while a weak upper level low pressure area is headed toward Southern California.  The system moving into the Pacific Northwest is a little stronger and will spread clouds over the area later today.  

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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 17, 2014

 

  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

  • Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

  • Friday A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming light in the evening.

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Drought recovery continues

Dale Knutsen
Special to Feather Publishing
4/5/2014
 

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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