Off to a good start in 2019

Updated 12/4:

Picking up 1.14” overnight, Paso Robles Raif all totals topped the December rainfall average (2.33”) in just four days with 2.34” month-to-date. The current rainfall for the season is just over 4” with some slight chances of rain over the next week.

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With a wet week in the outlook ahead, the agricultural community in Paso Robles is off to a good start for the season. With a historically severe drought receding into the past, another rainy year will keep hope and harvests alive.

The County of San Luis Obispo does not have a sensor in the city limits of Paso Robles, but all the surrounding sensors — Shandon, Creston, Hog Canyon, and Templeton — registered more than 2 inches, and the Paso Robles Water Yard, at 1230 Paso Robles Street, registered 2.6 inches as of Monday. Things are off to a good start, and more rain to come, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association calling for more rain this week.

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For a few years, all of California has seen healthy seasonal rainfall, with reservoirs at or near capacity, and signs of the drought all but a memory. On the heels of a short but severe fire season, statewide rainstorms complicated Thanksgiving travel but brought more than two inches of welcome rain to Paso Robles in just a few days of downpour.

Historic Average:
1942-2019
0.060.040.180.591.382.333.082.812.271.020.280.03
Cumulative Average0.060.10.280.872.254.587.6610.4712.7313.7614.0414.07
2018-19JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total0000.283.231.125.36.723.010.080.820
Cumulative0000.283.514.639.9316.6519.6619.7420.5620.56
2017-18JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total000.160.080.220.042.080.257.740.2100
Cumulative000.160.240.460.52.582.8310.5710.7810.7810.78
2016-17JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total0001.611.461.89.56.440.921.460.240
Cumulative0001.613.074.8714.3720.8121.7323.1923.4323.43
2015-16JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total2.8200.050.071.450.894.130.852.920.1500
Cumulative2.822.822.872.944.395.289.4110.2613.1813.3313.3313.33
2014-15JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total0.0300015.480.322.160.10.370.050
Cumulative0.030.030.030.031.036.516.838.999.099.469.519.51
2013-14JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total0000.010.260.302.751.960.8500
Cumulative0000.010.270.570.573.325.286.136.136.13
2012-13JULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECJANFEBMARAPRMAYJUN
Total0000.280.753.941.020.280.690.070.150
Cumulative0000.281.034.975.996.276.967.037.187.18