FAST FIVE: Northern California Gets Reprieve From Worst Drought In Century As Rain And Snow Fall   

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Northern California Gets Reprieve From Worst Drought In Century As Rain And Snow Fall    The National Weather Service (NWS) said drought-stricken Northern California might catch a break from wildfire season this week as several weather events of rain and snow move across the area.  An NWS meteorologist in Sacramento, Emily Heller, said precipitation has already begun to fall in some areas, with more expected by the weekend.  “It is definitely going to help things out,” Heller said.

Higher altitudes in the eastern portions of Sierra Nevada could see more than a half-foot of snow.  An official 10.3″ of #snow at our 8am measurement today.

#CAwx #CAwater pic.twitter.com/WCIgWHY2kd – UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab (@UCB_CSSL) October 18, 2021 NWS issued a winter weather advisory on Monday for the Sierra Nevada area.  The storms could surpass average monthly rainfall totals, a major relief for the area that has seen hundreds of thousands of acres scorched by wildfires. San Francisco could see some of the biggest rainfall precip in a year.  According to the California Department of Water Resources, California has reported its driest water year in nearly a century.

The US Drought Monitor shows 87% of the state is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought.

As for Southern and Central California, La Niña means a drier than average winter.  Tyler Durden Mon, 10/18/2021 – 21:30.

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