This site provides current and historical weather data
Almanor, Plumas County, California.
The personal weather station (PWS) providing this data is located in
Prattville near the southwest shore of the lake at an elevation of
approximately (USGS map interpolation) 4535 ft above sea level.
The closest Post Office (95923) is in Canyon Dam, about 5 mi. SE down
89. The town of Chester (96020) is at the NW end of the lake
about 7 air miles NW.
The PWS is a Davis Vantage Pro2 and is running Virtual Weather Station
software in order to be compatible with both the Wunderground weather
network and the WeatherForYou weather network. The station data
from which some of these webpages are generated are available at the
following Wunderground site - Almanor
Station History . The rain collector
has the addition of a heater so that snow will be converted to
'equivalent rain'. Presently, the heater is activated manually so
there are occasions when the snow may accumulate unmelted.
However, when turned on, the precipitation total will eventually catch
up with no error in the total (just an error in the real time
rate). Update 5/29/07 - We have now
added an X-10 computer operated switch for the rain collector heater so
it can be turned on when the conditions for snow are sensed. We
have yet to install a true snow detection device, but that will be done
A feel for the PWS site can be obtained by visiting my Wunderground
photos at Almanor
The uploads of data to the website
VWS pages is automated to update every 10 min. If the data is
greater than 11 min. old, there is a problem. :-)
We hope you will find the information here helpful and accurate.
If you note a problem, feel free to let me know and I'll see if I can
fix it. Joe Cook joecook-at-digitalpath-dot-net
Accuweather seems to synthesize their Canyon Dam
data from a combination of Chester (temp) and Redding Muni (wind)
reports. In any event, these discrepencies are one of the reasons
we created the
Almanor PWS - So that real world, more or less real time Almanor data
would be available to those interested. There is a