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Weekend Storms Give Season Precipitation Big Boost

The weekend storms have boosted the season’s precipitation total for the Grass Valley area to well-above normal for this time of year. National Weather Service Meteorologist IdamisĀ  Del-Valle Shoemaker says three-point-seven inches fell, bringing us up to 139-percent of average for the still-young water season…

click to listen to Idamis Del-Valle Shoemaker

That boosts the December total to nine-point-five inches. A year ago it was only one-point-two inches, when we hadn’t been hit by the late December snowmaggeden yet. And Shoemaker says the recent snowstorms were also considered major to extreme…

click to listen to Idamis Del-Valle Shoemaker

For the season to date, which started October first, the Grass Valley area is at 14-point-7 inches. It was 18-point-9 a year ago, thanks to the atmospheric river event in October. October of this year was completely dry. Meanwhile, Shoemaker says there are no new storms predicted for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

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