March and Season-to Date Rainfall summary

March rainfall across California was somewhat reflective of the season-to-date with above normal totals farther north in the state. 


These numbers continue to tell the story that this El Niño was "different". (See

Jan Null, CCM
Golden Gate Weather Services 

Note: There will be a minor discrepancies between these figures and those published by Calif. DWR and some NWS offices which uses the Oct. 1 Water Year instead of the historical rainfall season of July 1 to June 30. DWR also does not use the standard 30-year climatological normal (1981-2010) but rather non-standard average period of 1922-1998 for the 8-Station Index and 1961-2010 for the 5 and 6-Station Indices.