Quincy, California  Weather


Weather Discussion; The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, "The Old Forecaster" 4/24/2014

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 cool and unsettled weather will continue for a few more days.  The jetstream continues to run across the Pacific and into Northern California.  Another weak low pressure trough will move through Northern California later today.   Light rain or showers will spread slowly across Northern California.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.

Friday a cold low pressure area will move across the north state with showers and possible thunderstorms.  Snow levels will be near 5000 feet.  This low will be accompanied by gusty southwest to northwest winds with gusts 25 to 30 mph in the valley and 40 mph over the higher elevations.  The showers will end on the coast range and valley by late afternoon and early evening, but will continue over the northern and eastern mountains until after midnight.

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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 24, 2014



  • Today Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph.

  • Tonight Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 36. South southwest wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

  • Friday Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce small hail. High near 46. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Friday Night Showers likely, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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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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