Quincy, California  Weather


Weather Discussion; The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, "The Old Forecaster" 4/16/2014

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.

High pressure continues along the west coast.    However, it will slowly weaken over the next several days as low pressure troughs and frontal systems ride over the top of it.  
These systems will slowly erode the the high pressure area and push it southward.  This means that each system will be stronger than the previous.  
Today we will be sunny with continued above normal temperatures with gusty north winds in the north valley.  
Thursday afternoon and early Friday a low pressure trough and frontal system will push through the north state.  This system will bring partly cloudy skies to our areas with showers and possible thunderstorms on the north coast and across Siskiyou, northern Trinity, and Modoc counties with isolated showers and thunderstorms over Lassen and Plumas counties.

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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 16, 2014


  • Today Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph in the morning.

  • Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

  • Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

  • Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. West southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

  • Friday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming east northeast 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

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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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