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Weather Discussion; The Old Forecaster

Chris Fontana, "The Old Forecaster" 4/23/2014

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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.
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The current weather pattern will last through midday Sunday.   The jetstream is running from the Gulf of Alaska into Northern California and is pushing a series of weak low pressure troughs or frontal systems across Northern California.  These systems aren't major precipitation producers but will bring showers and possible thunderstorms to all of the north state..'

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows the next system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska with quite a bit of cloudiness out ahead of it.  Today the north coast, Trinity, Siskiyou, Northern Shasta, and parts of Modoc county will be partly cloudy to cloudy with a few light showers.   The rest of the north state will start off sunny but will see increasing clouds during the day.  

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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
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.

Read more: Drought recovery continues

  

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