Good News for Drought-Stricken California- Rain, Snow, in Next Week’s Forecast

 

A low pressure system approaching California late Sunday brings with it the chance for rain and snow to the west. This chance is highly anticipated, as 98.1 percent of the state of California has been experiencing from moderate to severe drought since March 31. The rainfall is expected to be light (only accumulating about 1 inch through Wednesday) and do little to help the severe drought, but any rain is welcomed. The Sierra Nevadas, at higher elevations, are expected to receive some much-needed snowfall. The water content of their snowpack was only five percent as of the April 1 average, which is the lowest percentage ever recorded. Another low pressure system is expected to push through Tuesday and Thursday, bringing more moisture than the first.

 

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