Friday, January 20, 2012

Rain: Finally Some Rain (January 20, 2012)

It began raining last night. It continued all through Friday the 20th and into the night. This morning, the morning of the 21st, the rain gauge has 3.7 inches in it, which is great news. That brings our total for the 2011-2012 rainy season to 8.75 inches. While that's an improvement and the plants in the garden are visibly refreshed, the historical average for January 21 in Santa Rosa is 19.34 inches, which puts us more than ten inches behind normal. December 2011 was one of the driest Decembers in Santa Rosa history. Average annual rainfall here is normally just under 32 inches. Let us hope that February and March are wet.

[Update: Yesterday, Saturday the 21st, was mostly clear, but it began raining again overnight and it's been pouring this morning, Sunday the 22nd. As of around 10:00AM we had added another 0.15 inches, bringing the total to 8.9 inches, but that will surely go up if it keeps raining like this.]

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