Tuesday, February 5, 2013

January's (lack of) rainfall, by the numbers




In the photos, ranchers are seen warming up their horses for a judging contest during the recent Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale at the Tehama District Fair grounds. As you can see, the sun was out after it had recently rained -- one of the few periods of showers we had in the month.

Here are the January and seasonal rainfall totals and comparisons to normal for selected California cities, according to the National Weather Service. Totals are as of Dec. 31:
Redding: Month to date 0.95 inches (normal 5.96 inches); season to date 20.09 inches (normal 19.72 inches)
Eureka: Month to date 2.57 inches (normal 6.5 inches); season to date 23.4 inches (normal 23.55 inches)
Sacramento: Month to date 0.96 inches (normal 3.64 inches); season to date 12.25 inches (normal 10.26 inches)
Modesto: Month to date 1.27 inches (normal 2.62 inches); season to date 7.15 inches (normal 6.97 inches)
Salinas: Month to date 1.04 inches (normal 2.6 inches); season to date 7.65 inches (normal 6.71 inches)
Fresno: Month to date 0.58 inches (normal 2.19 inches); season to date 3.97 inches (normal 5.85 inches)

For my complete weather outlook, check CapitalPress.com soon. And if you're headed to the Colusa Farm Show today, chances are I'll see you there.

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