Monday November 21, 2022

ABC 10 News

Minor improvements can be found in the state’s drought situation, according to the latest drought monitor.

Data from the early November storm that dumped up to 5 feet of snow in the Sierra and brought soaking rain to the valley is included on this week’s monitor. While the storm system didn’t vastly improve conditions, it is a decent start to what is a critical year for California’s water resources.

Although dry conditions have prevailed since, there are signals that wet weather could be on the way again after Thanksgiving. The two most widely used weather models, the GFS and the Euro, are starting to come into agreement that a wet pattern could take place in the last few days of November and into December.

Californians understand the importance of atmospheric rivers and the role they play in busting drought. Last December, the Sierra saw 18 feet of snow in a three-week stretch of December, falsely providing hope that the drought was over. Of course, that was not the case.

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