Northern California is only 2.5″ of liquid precipitation away from matching the 1982-83 as the wettest year on record!
Northern California is currently forecast to see up to 9″ of liquid precipitation in the next 7 days…
“Edging closer to a record! The California Department of Water Resources “Northern Sierra 8-Station Index” received 2.3 inches of precipitation over the past 24 hours. This puts the water year total at 86.0 inches (2.5 inches shy of tying the record of 88.5 inches during the 1982-1983 Water Year). The 2016-2017 Water Year is currently the 2nd wettest on record!” – US National Weather Service California Nevada River Forecast Center
Northern California has already seen 202% of average precipitation this water year!
Remember how the experts kept saying: “California will need to a 200% of average precipitation winter to eliminate the historic 5-year drought.” …?
Check out the drought graphic below. The drought in California is nearly gone and completely gone in NorCal…
What do you think?
Will NorCal break the record this week for wettest water year on record?