Heavy rain and winter weather headed to Northern California
…California needs 140% of precipitation to reach average runoff conditions….The average amount of precipitation in California is 23 inches per year, said Michelle Stern, a hydrologist at USGS. The state would need 140% of that — around 32 inches — to recover. The average across California in October was 4 inches. This year, the state would “need an additional 28 inches of precipitation … to recover to average runoff conditions,” Stern said.
- CBS San Francisco: Weak atmospheric river gives some relief to drought stricken North Bay
- San Francisco Chronicle: This chart shows how much rain S.F. needs to get back to ‘normal’
- Santa Cruz Sentinel: ‘Another drop in the bucket’ – Monday’s storm won’t put a big dent in the drought
- ABC 30 Action News – Fresno: Above-average rain totals needed to recover from drought
- UPI: Another storm to help chip away at California drought
- Fox 40 – Sacramento: Recent storms not enough to keep Tahoe area ski resorts open