Drought conditions persist despite recent rain

Rain totals in Bay Area still well below normal, Weather Service says

Even with a few more days of scattered showers in the forecast this week, rain totals around the Bay Area are still well below normal, a National Weather Service forecaster said yesterday.

As of Sunday, San Francisco's total precipitation for the 2013-2014 rainy season was 10 inches below average, meaning drought conditions were expected to persist around the region and throughout the state for the foreseeable future, NWS forecaster Steve Anderson said.

Scattered showers were forecast to keep the Bay Area wet on Monday and Wednesday, but total rainfall from both events is likely to be minimal,

probably less than half an inch, Anderson said.

"It's not going to be a drought-buster by any means," he said.

Any chance of more precipitation is expected to end by Thursday afternoon, according to the weather service.

A ridge of high pressure is forecast to settle in over the region by the end of the week, bringing back dry weather and high temperatures starting on Friday, Anderson said.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Aresident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2014 at 1:50 am

Spoken like a true bad news, ungrateful journalist. No ray of hope, or gratitude for the significant amount of rain we've received this last weekend. Just doom and gloom.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

Wow, what a weird remark to make about an article that merely reports the facts! and who is the journalist that Aresident is referring to?

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Posted by taxpayer
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Stop using drinking water on that stupid money losing golf course and trash the plans to landscape the pioneer cemetery. The people who bought the plots did not pay for landscaping and water waste.

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