Dry and mild November at Lake Almanor

By Dale Knutsen

Special to Plumas News

There wasn’t much precipitation in the Lake Almanor basin in November, with only an inch of snowfall and 1.5 inches of total precipitation registered on the west shore.  That brough our season total to 10.86 inches of precip, or 159% of average for this point in the season.  It was the very heavy rains during October that pushed the seasonal accumulation to such a high level.

November temperatures were definitely on the mild side.  Even though there was only one morning with a low above freezing, the average low temperature was nearly 2 degrees warmer than the norm.  Average afternoon highs were almost 6 degrees warmer.

The next four months are supposed to be our wet season with signficant amounts of rain and snow.  However, we haven’t yet seen much inbound on the horizon.  Maybe after mid-December?