More than eighth-tenths of an inch of rain has fallen in Fresno since Friday. And, while not a “March Miracle,” this latest storm has pushed the monthly total to 2 inches — with the promise of more Thursday.
Here are a few updated numbers for precipitation fanatics courtesy of the National Weather Service.
Fresno is at 5.51 inches for the 2019-20 water year through Tuesday. That compares to an average of 9.72 inches through the end of March and the full-season average of 11.50 inches.
410 pm radar update shows showers and thunderstorm moving to the east across the area. This activity will continue through sunset with brief heavy rain, small hail and gusty winds. #CAwx pic.twitter.com/EPFgtWha6A
— NWS Hanford (@NWSHanford) March 25, 2020
The Kings River is flowing at 40% of its historic natural flow average, the San Joaquin is at 32%, and the Kaweah is at 28%. Other San Joaquin Valley river basins: Stanislaus 50%, Tuolumne 43%, Merced 35%, Tule 24%, and Kern 45%.
The statewide snowpack based on snow sensors is 14.5 inches and that corresponds to 51% of the April 1 average. Since March 18, the statewide snowpack snow water content has increased 1.1 inches.
The snowpack as of this morning:
|Region||Snow Water Content (inches)||% of April 1 Average||% of March 25 Average|
(GV Wire/Alexis DeSha)