Drought Conditions Persist Despite Recent Rain in Claycord

March 3, 2014 · 5 comments

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 today.

Scattered showers are expected to keep the Bay Area wet through the early part of this week, but total rainfall through Wednesday 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.

1 TinFoiler March 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Well if we were talking about Oil, building a pipeline would not be out of the question. Anyone who saw the creeks near Marsh and Imhoff Rd dumping all of that water back into the river knows what I’m talking about.
It’s really not a lack of rain issue – it’s a lack of containment issue.
Anyone who had a decent rainwater capture system on their house would now have enough water to water their yard and flush their toilets for the remainder of the year.

2 Debbie Downer March 3, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Not saying this to knock Claycord.com cuz I have nothing but love for you…but is anyone else getting tired of the negativity in the news that seems to follow every rain that we get this year? Every news report after a storm says: “well it rained pretty hard, but that did nothing.” Geez, how about let’s be thankful for the rain just one time?? I think all the drought concerns are greatly exaggerated to begin with. 1 below average year (even if pretty significant) is not enough to freak out about.

3 anon March 3, 2014 at 12:30 PM

@2. Agreed

4 well March 3, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Ever bit helps. And this looks juicy tonight. Also potentially a major pineapple express for days if it holds. Info in info out . But we just got an inch in two days. I predict possible 3 to 4 more in the next week. Possible. We only get 21 or so on average. So I agree also. This is Great news. Enjoy.

5 dk March 4, 2014 at 11:29 AM

So much of our fresh water is allowed to find its way into oceans and the delta. Find a way to capture it. Stop sending it south. Let them find their own water.

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