Slow Start for The Water Year

With a seemingly promising start to the water year with several storms producing heavy precipitation, the National Weather Service says the state is still off to a slow start.

Currently, the Northern Sierra Precipitation Index is at 55% of the average precipitation for the date. Currently following the trend for the driest year on record, seen in the early 1920s.

If you follow weather folklore, the Farmer’s almanac’s long-range predictions say more snow is coming for December, with snow in the forecast for Christmas week. In most regions, periods of snow showers or flurries are expected to occur in the days leading up to Christmas, along with rain on the coast.