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#51
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Posted 12 January 2020 - 06:57 PM

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Better sunshine on Saddleback today at 5 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:12 PM

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Lots of marine layer haze in the above photo and possibly some low clouds on the horizon as well.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:45 PM

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Mostly clear and mostly chilly today.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:57 PM

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Air quality not looking to be that great.

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:51 PM

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Air quality not looking to be that great.

 

I noticed that today as well.

 

NWS has upped their precipitation total predictions for Thursday. This morning they had my area at 0.1-0.25", now it's 0.25-0.50" for Thursday's cold front. Snow level could be around 3500 feet.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:44 AM

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While PNW gets snow, we get another cool, partly cloudy day here with nothing to talk about.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:38 AM

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Haze will stick around until we can get some rain to wash it out or some offshore winds to blow it out.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:51 AM

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While PNW gets snow, we get another cool, partly cloudy day here with nothing to talk about.

 

No snow in Portland, but then again Portland is pretty much CA anyway nowadays.


No rain here until Hour 258.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:47 AM

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NWS adjusted precipitation totals down again.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:09 PM

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Getting tired of this stagnant haze/inversion pattern.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:28 PM

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Saddleback Mountain is no longer visible here.



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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:26 PM

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Saddleback Mountain is no longer visible here.

 

It was never visible from this side of the mountains today.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 07:27 PM

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NWS adjusted totals upward, again.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 09:08 PM

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NWS adjusted totals upward, again.

Keeps going up and down.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:19 PM

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Another day of mediocre air quality. At least it makes for an interesting view from higher elevations.

 

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:22 PM

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Hope the rain will improve our air quality. It's been a stagnant onshore flow for a week now, which is quite unusual for this time of year.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:30 AM

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For the 16th time in the last 17 days, the sunrise is at 6:55 AM. In the same time, the sunset has changed from 4:52 PM to 5:06 PM. Sunrise will finally be 6:54 AM tomorrow, but that's still later than the Winter Solstice.

 

Looks cloudy this morning so hopefully we can get more than just some sprinkles or drizzle from it.



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:39 AM

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It's another hazy morning with random low clouds. Starting to look like Beijing or Mexico City here regarding the haze.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:40 AM

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It's another hazy morning with random low clouds. Starting to look like Beijing or Mexico City here regarding the haze.

 

There's been quite a bit of that these past few days.

 

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:52 AM

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There's been quite a bit of that these past few days.

 

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Meanwhile in my area, the air quality has remained excellent.

 

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

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Somehow got worse over the last 2 hours. 

 

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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:27 PM

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It's chilly out there today.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:04 PM

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Low clouds and gusty winds just appeared out of nowhere here.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:50 PM

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We have had low clouds most of the day.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 05:42 PM

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Rain looks like it will be an overnight event.



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 06:12 PM

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Front already weakening near Point Conception on radar.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:10 PM

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Now at 0.51'', overachiving even my prediction. The heaviest rain occurred during the 16:00 (4pm) hour.

 

 


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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:28 PM

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Looks like the front is weakening significantly on its way down here.



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Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:16 PM

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Light rain starting to fall.

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 11:18 PM

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Not related to the current "storm", but something just occurred to me - the NOAA and NWS use 30 year averages, which they update every ten years to calculate average temperatures/precipitation for a given location. For years now I had gotten used to seeing "1981-2010 averages" on their websites and data pages, and before that I remember seeing "1971-2000 averages". Some old pages still even have "1961-1990 averages" if you can spot them. But now, or probably starting next year, we'll start seeing "1991-2020 averages" in their data.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:21 AM

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Light rain started at exactly midnight here. 0.01"



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 03:48 AM

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0.07", light rain continuing even though it has all disappeared from doppler radar.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 07:36 AM

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The mountains are visible again.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 09:22 AM

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Finished 0.52" yesterday, which was almost spot on from my 0.50" prediction.



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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:36 PM

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Ended with 0.07". I guess I can't complain, but looking forward to more rain eventually.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:38 PM

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Meanwhile in my area, the air quality has remained excellent.
 
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What’s going on around Mono Lake?
No rain here until Hour 258.

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:15 PM

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What’s going on around Mono Lake?


Must have had something to do with the bad diarrhea I had once when I was there.
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Posted 17 January 2020 - 04:53 PM

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Despite the much later sunsets, now a few minutes after 5 PM, there are still idiots driving around with their high beams on at 4:45 PM.
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Posted 18 January 2020 - 04:52 PM

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Lot of high clouds today. Still a slight chance of showers for Tuesday.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 11:31 PM

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Offshore winds just picked up here, spiking temps and plummeting humidity.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:39 PM

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Thick high clouds have moved in but it got pretty warm before that, and still is quite warm, though it probably won't stay that way for too long.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:28 PM

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Completely cloudy now. And to think it was 77F earlier. Still a dusting of snow atop Saddleback as I was driving back from L.A. this afternoon.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:24 PM

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High clouds are preventing temperatures from cooling properly tonight. 8:23 PM and only a stagnant 60F wouldn't be unusual for May, but very rare in January.


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My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:10 AM

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Low clouds moving in under the high clouds on this 1/20/2020.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 11:39 AM

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Lots of high clouds and no more low clouds.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 12:00 PM

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I hope this thing makes it to the coast and brings a couple hundredths. Knowing that most of the radar returns is Virga.

 

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 05:34 PM

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High clouds thinned out for some time allowing low clouds to form, but low clouds disappeared again as high clouds thickened back up.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 10:28 PM

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Some measurable light rain in Ventura County as well as southern San Diego County near the border, and even a few heavy patches in northern Baja.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 12:15 AM

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0.04" here, rain started out of nowhere 20 minutes ago.



My personal weather station: Davis Instruments Vantage Pro 2

 

2019-2020 Season Total: 6.29" (as of 2/18/20)

 

2018-2019 Season Total: 15.84"

2017-2018 Season Total: 4.63"

2016-2017 Season Total: 15.18"

2015-2016 Season Total: 8.12"

2014-2015 Season Total: 10.09"

 

California Water Year/Rainy Season measuring period runs from July 1 to June 30.
 

 

 


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Posted 21 January 2020 - 06:36 AM

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Looks like we had some measurable rain from this "storm".







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