Wet October points to a wet winter

October 30, 2016

Rain 4As California enters it sixth year of drought, October rains are creating speculation that it could be a wet year. [Tribune]

Throughout the Central Coast, many communities have received almost double the average rainfall this October. At the San Luis Obispo Regional airport, there has been 1.81 inches of rain this month compared to an average of .88 inches.

In the past, a wet October has often been associated with higher than average rainfall during the following months. However, there are no guarantees.

This October, most Bay Area cities also received double their average rainfall while Sacramento quadrupled its average.

In Jan. 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency. Even though last winter was the wettest in five years, it was not enough to end the drought.







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10 Comments

  1. sweethome says:

    Resident
    Don’t forget about Leprechauns and evil spirits!

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  2. Resident says:

    John Lindsey is kind of a joke though, and he won’t even admit geoengineering is going on.

    Until the fact that geoengineering is taking place on a large-scale can we really start understanding the “weird” weather lately.

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  3. Slosum says:

    Maybe it will rain. Maybe it won’t. The science isn’t settled. That’s why it’s called “science”.

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    • miles archer says:

      From our friends at Merriam-Webster:

      science: knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation.

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    • Resident says:

      Well, apparently there is a science to it.. or there wouldn’t be companies being paid multi-million dollar contracts to make it rain in certain parts of the country (and perhaps make it not rain in others?)

      Weather Modification Incorporated:

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  4. laftch says:

    Yipee! No more drought.

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  5. jimmy_me says:

    Looks like it’s time to start planting more vines and building more houses.

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    • r0y says:

      Only if you top off all those public sector employees with a nice COLA and scheduled pay raises each year!

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    • sloweb says:

      Sarcasm abound . . . . .

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