Northern California Just Saw 393% of Normal Precipitation in October | 2nd Wettest October on Record

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image: noaa, yesterday
image: noaa, yesterday

“2nd wettest October (since 1921) on the books for the Nrn Sierra Precip Index with 12.6″ falling! Wettest was 1962 with 17.12”. -Meteorologist¬†Steve Paulson KTVU

 

“The Northern Sierra just had the 2nd wettest October on record*, 393% of normal October precipitation, 25% of an entire average year. This is a good start to the water year. Why does this matter? A significant portion of California water comes from the Northern Sierra.” – NOAA, today

image: noaa, yesterday
image: noaa, yesterday

Northern California just saw it’s 2nd wettest October since records began back in 1921.

October 2016 was 393% of normal precipitation.

Many areas of Northern California has already seen 25% of their average annual precipitation and we’re only one month into the 2016/17 water year (starts on October 1st).¬†

Percentage of average precipitation for the month of October in California. Many places reporting as high as 600% of average... image: noaa, yesterday
Percentage of average precipitation for the month of October in California. Many places reporting as high as 600% of average… image: noaa, yesterday

Where’s the Proof? ¬†

Look no further than this photo from Mt. Shasta, CA yesterday:

Mt. Shasta, CA yesterday, November 1st, 2016. photo: Mount Shasta Guides
Mt. Shasta, CA yesterday, November 1st, 2016. photo: Mount Shasta Guides

Oh, and then there’s this video from Mt. Rose in Lake Tahoe from Monday:

 


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