California Weather Blog: Early-season storm for NorCal this weekend; extraordinary drought continues, but pattern different from last year

From the California Weather Blog:

weather blogThis will be a rather brief update, and will focus on the projected arrival of a modest early-season Pacific storm system on Saturday.

Recently, widespread significant (and occasionally heavy) rainfall has fallen across most of the Pacific Northwest and more recently across the far northwestern corner of California. The North Coast region has received locally upward of 5 inches of precipitation over the past couple of weeks, which has had the highly beneficial effect of effectively ending the fire season across the far north. Unfortunately, this meaningful precipitation has been mostly confined to the far northwestern portion of the state, and has yet to reach the core of the extreme of the exceptional drought region that extents across most of California. …

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