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Old 03-12-2020, 05:25 PM
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Location: Flovis
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Sac 81
OKC 76
Fresno 73
PHX 67
San Diego 64

You enjoying the heat, chim?
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:06 PM
 
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Rainfall total for season is only at about 45% of normal, and no call for anything more than a possible drizzle for the next week.

Not looking good at all, snow pack measure just running around 40% of normal.

Snow Pack Conditions - Snow Water Content Chart
Honestly, I've been loving the warm sunny days, after all the rain we've had in the last 3-4 years, I'm actually enjoying this current "rainless" winter.

Late afternoons, evenings, and nights have been gorgeous.

Having said that, finally, rain is forecasted this weekend!

2019/20 will definitely go down as a drought year.
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:25 PM
 
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I'm actually enjoying this current "rainless" winter.
Yup I'm also enjoying this rainless warm winter. It reminds me of the PNW.
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:33 PM
 
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Rainless and warm winter may be enjoyable from a personal perspective, but from the need for trees to have sufficient water this probably won't evolve very well this coming summer.

I understand that for many folks a warm and sunny day every day is a great benefit, but realistically speaking the weather this winter has actually been pretty awful.
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Old 03-13-2020, 07:20 PM
 
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Yup I'm also enjoying this rainless warm winter. It reminds me of the PNW.
This has been a very very unusual winter, Not only is this year more like Southern California, it's been more like Arizona!

Drought years in Sacramento are definitely more like So. Cal; whereas, above average rain years in Sacramento feel more like the PNW.

How easy we forget, the last 3-4 years have been more like Portland than this year.

Although Sacramento and Los Angeles/So.Cal have Mediterranean climates, Sacramento winters can be distinctly different than a So. Cal winter.

Using the stats you posted, you can see, seasonally, how Sacramento has often double the rain as So. Cal, and there are often multiple Portland like winter days in Sacramento that LA never sees in terms of annual average rain and winter temperatures.

There is a reason why people point out how much colder, wetter, (foggier) Sacramento is than So. Cal. It is one of the biggest complaints people have about Sacramento winters. But, I'm glad you see it differently, compared to most of the rest of the nation and the PNW, a Sacramento is winter is "a piece of cake".
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Old 03-13-2020, 07:27 PM
 
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Rainless and warm winter may be enjoyable from a personal perspective, but from the need for trees to have sufficient water this probably won't evolve very well this coming summer.

I understand that for many folks a warm and sunny day every day is a great benefit, but realistically speaking the weather this winter has actually been pretty awful.
So warm and sunny for weeks on end is "pretty awful", highs in the upper 70's and low 80's is awful; it would be useful to indicate why you think it is "awful".

So were the last 3-4 years "pretty good", concerting all the rain? Or were those awful too, because there was too much rain i.e. -- average rain, above average, and way above average rain.
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Old 03-14-2020, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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So warm and sunny for weeks on end is "pretty awful", highs in the upper 70's and low 80's is awful; it would be useful to indicate why you think it is "awful".

So were the last 3-4 years "pretty good", concerting all the rain? Or were those awful too, because there was too much rain i.e. -- average rain, above average, and way above average rain.
Warm and sunny for weeks on end in February/March with practically zero rain is awful due to the need for sufficient rain over the course of the "rainy season".

As far as the past few years go, getting sufficient rain to end the drought was wonderful. Yeah, too much rain for extended periods of time can cause problems too, but this is far less frequent than extended dry periods during the past decade.

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Old 03-15-2020, 12:55 AM
 
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That said we are finally getting some much needed rain as it was bone dry last month.
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Old 03-15-2020, 04:19 PM
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Location: Flovis
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Weird weather...has it rained in sac today? Not a drop down here.

Sac 51f
Fresno 61f
Los Angeles 61

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Old 03-15-2020, 06:22 PM
 
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Yes rained a lot this weekend downtown sac
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