Driest California Average Rainfall on Record


The just ended California rainfall season has ended with the driest average statewide rainfall in the 126 seasons on record going back to 1895. And the 2-season average is the second driest with just 60% of normal. Similarly, half of California's 10 hydrologic regions saw their driest on record for the 2020-2021 season. The two-season numbers were only slightly better, primarily in the southern half of the state. [Data Source: Western Region Climate Center (https://wrcc.dri.edu/)]


Jan Null, CCM
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