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Posts Tagged: Rainfall

Rainfall totals top 50 inches in some foothill areas!

Rising river

Hi Fodder Followers! Is everyone safely afloat out there?  I've just finished totaling the current "hydro year" precipitation totals for our 7 (yes, we now have 7!) powdery mildew stations and 3 CIMIS stations.  (Note: The Amador Eagle station is awaiting an upgrade, so that station's data is not included.) The "hydrological year", also called a "water year", is a term hydrologists and water resource managers use to describe the period from Oct. 1 of a given year to...

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 3:50 PM
Tags: Rainfall (2), stations (1), weather (2)

2015 ends with good snowpack, rain!

Pyramid Peak in snowy glory, New Year's Eve 2015.

A few of you growers out there have told me in the past "Lynn, if you want it to rain, hold a field meeting!" This due to, you guessed it, my track record of holding outdoor field meetings in rain and even, at least once, snow!  So it is in this spirit that my very first blog post forecast a warm winter right before the major snow dump in the Sierra over the holidays! Indeed the Department of Water Resource's (DWR) California Data Exchange Center (CDEC), my go-to site for up to the...

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 4:38 PM
Tags: rainfall (2), snow (1), weather (2)
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