Parade of East Pacific storms to affect all of California as subtropical jet strengthens Maven Other News Item January 2, 2016 0 877 Long-awaited pattern change finally at our doorstep From Daniel Swain at the California Weather blog: “A handful of modest weather systems have brought generally light precipitation and cold temperatures to parts of California over the past week or so, mostly in the north. While these systems did little to alleviate long-term water deficits, they did preferentially add some more water to the already healthy Sierra Nevada snowpack. In fact, statewide snow water equivalent is slightly above average for this calendar date–no small feat in a time of record global warmth and immediately following California’s most abysmal snow conditions in hundreds of years. Clearly, though, there is still a very (very) long way to go if California is going to see substantial drought relief this year. Fortunately, the short-term outlook is quite favorable. … ” Continue reading at the California Weather Blog here: Parade of East Pacific storms to affect all of California as subtropical jet strengthens Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post! Sign up for daily emails and get all the Notebook’s aggregated and original water news content delivered to your email box by 9AM. Breaking news alerts, too. Sign me up!