California drought: record dry spell continues through wettest months of year


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — For the fifth straight week, the Bay Area and California saw no improvement in drought conditions, with the majority of the state remaining in the severe range.

ABC7 News meteorologist Mike Nicco says the usual parade of atmospheric rivers was interrupted by a ridge of high pressure that sent these storms well into Canada.

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The resulting dry tap setting records the length of days without rain.

Thursday marked 50 straight days without rain in San Jose. This covers all of January and February, so far.

Normally, January and February are the wettest months of the year.

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A medium-range forecast model shows a possibility of winter showers on Monday and Tuesday. The possible amounts of rain and snow in the mountains will be low.

Another medium-range forecast model shows no chance of rain until the end of the month.

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