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—  Unincorporated community  —
Termo is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°51′57″N 120°27′37″W / 40.86583°N 120.46028°W / 40.86583; -120.46028Coordinates: 40°51′57″N 120°27′37″W / 40.86583°N 120.46028°W / 40.86583; -120.46028
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation [1] 5,305 ft (1,617 m)

Termo (also, Snowstorm and Armstrong)[2] is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 32 miles (51 km) north-northeast of Susanville,[2] at an elevation of 5305 feet (1617 m).[1] This town straddles U.S. Highway 395 north of Ravendale.

In 1909, Termo was the terminus of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad.[2] The Termo post office opened in 1908, closed in 1914, and re-opened in 1915.[2]

Termo soils are on lake terraces and in lake basins and have slopes of 0 to 2 percent. The mean annual precipitation is 9 inches (230 mm) and the mean annual temperature is 45 °F (7 °C). The ZIP code is 96132 and the area code 530.


In the state legislature Termo is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Rick Keene. Federally, Termo is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11[3] and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Termo, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 423-424. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20.  

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