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California Water Outlook Trending Dry; Supply Depends on Rainy Season Outcome

By Valerie Nera

It’s trending toward a dry water year. Long-range weather forecasts aren’t pointing to heavy precipitation in the coming months.

However, forecasting weather is iffy. It is possible that a series of atmospheric rivers form to bring a deluge like the Miracle March storms in 1991, but it’s just as possible that scant rains fall the next couple of months, perhaps starting another drought cycle.

The rainy season is November through March with December, January and February as the wettest months. December proved to be relatively dry. However, January started with intermittent rain and snow.

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