“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
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).
Where’s the Proof?
Look no further than this photo from Mt. Shasta, CA yesterday:
Oh, and then there’s this video from Mt. Rose in Lake Tahoe from Monday: