Here’s how much it rained and snowed in California in the past week
A stubborn storm well off the California coast brought rain showers to the state throughout the week before finally moving across Northern California on Saturday. It was the first region-wide moderate rainfall of the season for the Bay Area, while the Sierra Nevada saw some light snowfall. The North Bay and Central Coast saw the highest precipitation totals in the past seven days, with 1.5 to 4 inches of rain in Big Sur and the Marin Headlands. While accumulations were impressive along the coastal mountains, seven-day precipitation totals were lower than originally forecast in the lower elevations due to the unfavorable position of the storm. San Francisco received 1.27 inches of rain, with 0.88 inches in Oakland and 0.43 inches in San Jose.
- The Hill: El Niño-induced wet winter could begin inundating California next month
- New York Times: What an El Niño winter could mean for California
- Tehachapi News: What El Niño may mean for Tehachapi’s water supply
- Cal Coast News: Warm, dry weather in the Central Coast forecast
- CBS – Bay Area: Despite current surplus, questions remain about the water year ahead for Marin County