Heavy rain yesterday and the day before has added another two inches to our total for the 2013-2014 rain year. Our total now stands at 21.25 inches. That is still low relative to an average year, when we would have had well over 30 inches by now (32.62 inches is the average for April 1), but I'm beginning to feel like the upcoming summer won't be as dire as it looked like it might be earlier in the season. Oddly, the one Santa Rosa weather station I monitor online (and use for the average rainfall data I report here) is showing only 16.45 inches--a large discrepancy. Normally our numbers are very close. Perhaps the rain this year has been more localized than usual?
[Update: Another 0.50 inches overnight on the 3rd and on the 4th brought the total to 21.75 inches.]