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Grass Valley Rainfall Totals Still Strong

It continues to be a strong storm season for the North State. National Weather Service Forecaster Carl Swanberg says the rainfall total for the Grass Valley area is now at 30.8 inches, since the season officially began October 1st. That’s 178% of normal. We had only 18.8 inches a year ago. Meanwhile, Swanberg says the Northern Sierra snowpack has dropped to 56% of normal for the Lake Tahoe region, mainly due to a very warm system that came through on December 15th. But that’s not necessarily a concern, at this early point of the season…

click to listen to Carl Swanberg

Swanberg says storage at Bullards Bar reservoir is now 144% of normal. He says the good start is not really due to the previously-discussed La Nina pattern…

click to listen to Carl Swanberg

Swanberg says although the remainder of 2016 will likely stay dry in the valley, there is a slight chance of showers for the Grass Valley area late Friday and early Saturday. And the outlook for January through March is still looking wet.

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