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Have the Record-Breaking Storms Filled California Reservoirs?



Snowboarders enjoy the sun, blue skies, and snow at China Peak's base camp on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. (skichinapeak.com/webcam)
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Pine Flat Reservoir is at 157% of its Feb. 7 historical average.

Warming trend ahead, but rain and snow could return by mid-February.

 View video of wild Central Coast weather, Mojave road washout.

California’s recent record-breaking storms have filled major reservoirs up and down the state — dramatically improving the outlook for the 2024 water season for cities and growers.

And, while Valley residents will welcome the warming trend that’s in the National Weather Service Hanford forecast, more rain and snow could be on the way by mid-February.

According to the Climate Prediction Center, there’s a 40% to 50% chance of above-average precipitation six to 10 days from now. Odds of above-average precipitation are 60% to 70% for next week.

Fog Tonight, Friday Morning in North Valley

Meanwhile, NWS is expecting warmer temperatures and drier skies Sunday through Wednesday. The weather service also advises residents to watch out for fog in the Valley’s northwest region late tonight through Friday morning.

Wild Weather on the Central Coast, Mojave Road Washes Out

A Look at California’s Major Reservoirs


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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