4/13/17, "Wet winter sets precipitation record in Northern California," LA Times, Sarah Parvini
"A series of late-season storms has vaulted this winter into the history
books, making it the wettest winter for California’s northern Sierra
Nevada in nearly a century of record-keeping, according to the
California Department of Water Resources.
As of Thursday, an
astonishing 89.7 inches of precipitation across a zone of eight stations
in the northern Sierra has been recorded since October. That breaks the
record 88.5 inches that fell by the in the 1982-83 rainy season.
Sierra Nevada precipitation is significant because the mountain range supplies large amounts of water to the rest of the state....
The San Joaquin index, which covers a zone of five stations, could also
set a record this year. That region is tracking close to the 1982-83