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Continued Improvement in the California Drought

23 Feb 2017, 4:29 pm

The drought in California continues to dwindle thanks to copious amounts of rainfall received this winter. Last week, less than 1% of the state had an extreme drought. As of this week, the extreme drought conditions have improved and are no longer found on the maps anywhere in the state.

Meteorologist Karissa Klos has more details in our WeatherNation report below:

A steady worsening of the drought occurred for the three previous years before this winter. Extreme to exceptional conditions were encompassing most of California over the last several years. 69% of the state was listed in an extreme drought as recent as January of last year.

Currently, the only area in California to have a rainfall deficit is in the southern part of the state. Some areas in the Sierra Nevada have seen 200% of normal precipitation over the last year. 30 day precipitation is over 300% in parts of Central California. More specific details on the drought improvement across the state can be found here in an article we filed last month.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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