CA WEATHER BLOG: Wet and stormy week ahead for all of California; Dipole pattern to follow

From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog:

Despite a relatively dry start to winter across most of the state, recent precipitation has brought seasonal rain totals closer to average for this time of year. Much of Southern California is now near to slightly above average for the season to date; NorCal remains slightly below average. The same goes for Sierra Nevada snowpack, which is at around ~90% of average on a statewide basis–though by recent standards that’s a pretty solid reading.

Recent storms have brought an assortment of active weather particularly to the southern part of the state; minor debris flows near recent wildfire burn scars, significant urban flooding, impressive accumulating hailstorms, and even funnel clouds have all been reported. But all in all, the recent wet weather has caused relatively few major problems in the process of bringing much needed water to the state.

And there’s more to come. … “

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